Boars, Kestrels, Sumas return to training under FA guidelines
EVERSLEY & California, Woodley United and Wokingham & Emmbrook Ladies first teams have both made a recent return to training for the first time since their football seasons were deemed ‘null and void’ in March.
Everlsey, who compete in the Combined Counties Division One, and Woodley, who play in Hellenic League Division One East, both had their seasons suspended for the 2019/20 campaign.
However, the sides have recently returned to training for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Boars first-team managerMatty Angell confirmed that his team have returned to training under social distancing measures and looked forward to the start of next season.
He said: “We had a great first week of training with good numbers. We saw some new and old faces working hard, but more importantly it was just everyone being together, having a laugh.”
Six members of the Kestrels also returned to training at the start of last week.
In a tweet, the club said: “Some socially distanced training achieved with six of the @WoodleyUtdFC senior squad. Really good to see them.”
The Sumas Ladies team returned to training yesterday and are following FA Covid-19 guidelines. The team are looking for new players, and a new coach following the retirement of former manager John Lilley.
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Meanwhile, AFC Crowthorne Ladies have folded.
A statement released on their Twitter page read: “Despite all efforts to recruit for the 2020/21 season, retaining players and gaining new ones has been particularly challenging.
“Management have taken the difficult decision to fold AFC Crowthorne Ladies.
“A dedicated core of players turned up week in, week out to give their all in the incredibly competitive Division 3E of the Thames Valley CountiesWomen’s Football League.
“Management would like to thank all the players, previous management and supporters for their time and effort and wish everyone good luck for the future.”
Eversley & California in action in the 2019/20 season