Following the decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare a COVID-19 Pandemic, and the emergency measures outlined yesterday by Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK, all grassroots football in the island is postponed until further notice.
This includes all senior and junior league and cup fixtures, friendly matches and training. The Centre of Excellence and Walking Football sessions are also all suspended.
The Isle of Man Football Association is affiliated to The FA in England - which has suspended all grassroots football activity - and it is considered that the most prudent course of action is that the IOMFA therefore puts the current season on hold.
Football, is like all sport, a significant part of our community. This decision has not been taken lightly but the situation we currently face is unprecedented and the Isle of Man Football Association recognises that there is a social responsibility to place the health and well-being of our community at the forefront of any decision making.
We will continue to inform the local football community via the IOMFA website and social media platforms of any new information when it becomes available and in the meantime would recommend that everybody continues to monitor the Isle of Man Government website and listens to local radio for regular updates. We also thank our sponsors, Jacksons, Canada Life, JCK, ECAP, Keystone Law, Kirby Estates, Nedbank, Ascot Hotel & GH Corletts for their continued support.
Please stay safe everyone, we will get through this.