On 9th July the Capital Cups Committee met to discuss the situation with regards to the Capital Cup Competitions.
The Committee agree that first and foremost, the health and wellbeing of everyone involved and connected with football remains their priority. As we continue to closely follow guidance from the Government and The FA.
The Committee assessed each category of the Capital Cups, from youth level through to the senior level. The Committee took into account a wide range of factors and logistics both this season and next. Also, the fact that there remained a number of semi-finals still to be completed, even before all 6 finals could be played.
Our duty of care to protect the well-being of all our stakeholders including players, coaches, officials, staff, volunteers and their wider family and friends, was paramount in our minds at this unprecedented time.
The Committee considered at length the option of rescheduling the finals for a later date, however, in light of these and other factors it was agreed that, regrettably, the only viable course of action was to cancel all Capital Cup competitions for the 2019/20 season.
Middlesex FA, Surrey FA, Amateur FA and London FA would like to thank all the clubs concerned for their understanding during what is an unprecedented time for football, at all levels of the game, and everyone involved in county football for their continued support at the grassroots.
The Capital Cups Committee are committed to delivering the Capital Women’s’ Cup Competitions in future seasons and are currently focusing on the planning and preparation for 2020/21.