The FA have this afternoon announced that this season’s FA Youth Cup will be temporarily suspended.
The statement in full says:
“The FA can confirm its decision to temporarily suspend the 2020/21 FA Youth Cup and has discussed this with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
“The health and wellbeing of players and staff are of paramount importance and The FA intends to resume the national competition once the UK Government’s current national COVID-19 lockdown concludes and it is deemed safer for clubs to travel.
“The FA Youth Participation & Development Committee, which is responsible for management of the competition, will continue to review the situation and The FA will provide further updates at the earliest opportunity.
“For the avoidance of doubt, all matches in The FA Youth Cup are now suspended with immediate effect until further notice.”
The Owls Under-18s were due to visit Leicester in the third round on Friday, the tie will be rescheduled in line with FA guidance.