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National Mourning – Football Suspension 9th – 11th September

Further to the update shared by The FA below, the ESFA writes to advise its members of the suspension of football during the period of mourning for Her Majesty the Queen.

This suspension applies to the whole game, including schools’ football. This therefore means that all schools’ football fixtures are suspended from today (9th September) to Sunday 11th September.

Whilst there are no National Cup fixtures currently planned, the suspension may also affect local schools’ football activity planned during this time period.


Her Majesty the Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Football Association and has left a lasting and indelible legacy on our national game. 

As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, English football has united to postpone all football fixtures between 9-11 September.

The FA can confirm that all football fixtures across the Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will be postponed this weekend. We can also confirm that all football fixtures across the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, including the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches across grassroots football in England will be postponed.

The Premier League and the EFL have all confirmed that their fixtures this weekend will be rescheduled for a later date. 

All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will continue to fly at half-mast over the weekend.

Our thoughts remain with our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and the whole of the Royal Family during this time.

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