Adult Football FAQs

If the COVID-19 situation does improve and things can return to normal this summer. Would the Kent FA support grassroots football leagues to complete this current season in the summer months?
Yes, we will support leagues with their decisions to continue playing football, this of course all depends on FA and government guidelines.

The match subscriptions we would have collected would have paid for League and Kent FA affiliations for next season.  will the Kent FA support grassroots clubs by offering affiliation breaks?
This is something Kent FA will begin to investigate over the next few weeks, at this point in time it’s too early to commit to any decisions or provide more detail.

The FA have said that top flight football is postponed until April 30th, what’s the thinking on football at grassroots level? Is it likely that grassroots football will start back up before then?
We do not expect grassroots football to be played before then, as updates are released by government and The FA these will be communicated to clubs.

If people wish to, are we still able to train? 
No. Following government guidelines, no football can take place at this point in time and until further notice.

Do you think there is a chance of the season being resumed or are we heading in the direction of cancelling the season and starting again with next season?
This will all depend on how the situation unfolds and what the government guidelines are around grassroots football.

Do you think there would be any financial assistance helping clubs who will be missing out on subs with leagues being suspended and then cancelled?
The FA will be looking into financial support over the coming months for grassroots clubs.

What do we do regarding outstanding red cards and suspensions?
Suspensions are on hold until football resumes and will continue at that point. The same principle as if a player receives a 3-match suspension with only 1 league game left in a season, the player would serve the 2 remaining matches when football resumes.

What will happen to cup finals? we are in one, will this be postponed until next season?
This will depend on your league’s decision over the developing situation, they may decide to play the cup finals at a later date.

If season is called off completely what happens about affiliation again?
Affiliation will start again in May. 

What is happening with Kent FA Cup finals?
All finals are postponed for the foreseeable future. We are looking into possible alternatives.