NADAFL cancels 2020/21 season

The Newcastle and District Amateur Football League Committee has been constantly reviewing the implications of the Government guidelines and latest updates.

On Tuesday 26 January, the Committee confirmed the cancellation of the 2020/2021 Newcastle League season with immediate effect.

Subject to Government and IFA Guidelines, NADAFL shall commence season 2021/22 on Saturday 7 August 2021.

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League drawn for NAFL 1B

Due to the possible impediment to the League’s competitions this season because of the ongoing Coronavirus, the normal league format will not take place. Instead each section will be divided by draw into two parts (A and B) and played in a league format. Each section will then have play-offs between the two halves to decide champions and relegation.

We have been drawn into Section A of NAFL Division 1B which looks like this:

Aquinas FC
Ballynahinch United
Bangor Amateurs
Bryansburn Rangers
Colin Valley
Downshire YM
Dunmurry YM
Portaferry Rovers
Division 1B – Section A

Division 1B – Section B looks like this:

18th Newtownabbey Old Boys
Ballywalter Rec
Barn United
Dundonald FC
Rosemount Rec
St Luke’s FC
Mossley FC
Divison 1B – Section B

With the 2020/21 season scheduled to kick-off on Saturday 21 November, subject to appeals and Government advice, we now wait for the latest NI Executive announcement.

Meanwhile the Irish Football Association has announced that only 32 clubs will compete for this season’s Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Cup.

The Millbridge – open to Members only

The Millbridge grounds are open to Club Members only. This allows members to train outside of allocated training times.

For track and trace purposes, contact a committee member to record your usage of the pitch.

The Millbridge is not open to the general public at the moment. Please refrain from exercising or walking dogs on the pitch or around the grounds. You will be asked to leave. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in these times. The general public can enter the grounds on match days to watch.

We will continually review this with the latest COVID-19 guidance.

We have provided guidelines that must be followed to ensure the safety of all members, family and friends.

1. Club Members only *

2. Usual protocols in place at training are followed e.g social distance where possible based on latest guidelines and using sanitiser before and after use.

3. Clubhouse to remain closed as per guidelines.

4. Record who is there and when. This should be passed onto a Committee Member or the Club’s COVID Officer, Jim Majury.

5. Any water bottles or rubbish must be removed.

** Club Members are considered those who are paying members of our 50s Club or who have paid membership within the previous 12 months.