09 Sep 2022 : All games postponed this weekend as football pays respects to HM The Queen
The Football Association has announced that all football scheduled for this weekend has been postponed as the national game pays its respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday aged 96.
The statement from Wembley is as follows:
FA UPDATE ON FOOTBALL FIXTURES THIS WEEKEND
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. This follows Government guidance, which encourages sporting organisations to show respect in an appropriate way.
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.
The Pitching In Northern Premier League has also issued a statement. It reads as follows:
The Pitching In Northern Premier League sends the sincere condolences of the League and all member clubs on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and expresses thanks for a life of service to this country.
We have been awaiting confirmation from The Football Association, and can now announce that all National League System, FA Trophy, and grassroots fixtures scheduled for this weekend will not take place as a mark of respect. The Queen was the FA's patron, and Prince William is its President. The FA Competitions Department will communicate with clubs who would have taken part in FA Trophy fixtures.
Currently, League fixtures will resume from Monday 12th September onwards although we understand that no sporting event of any kind will take place on the day of the Queen's funeral.
The decision to cancel this weekend's fixtures was taken in accordance with protocol, namely by The FA as the governing body. It is one which the League fully supports.
Should further statements from DCMS or The FA be made, we will relay these to you, together with any implications any announcements may have for our competition.
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