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EFL statement: Academy games programme

1 May 2020

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On Friday, the EFL confirmed that the Academy Games Programme for the 2019/20 season has been terminated with immediate effect.

The EFL administers the programme for Category 3 and 4 Clubs (U9 to U18) whilst the Premier League does so for Category 1 and 2 Clubs (U9 to U23) and the decision, which is independent of any discussions regarding the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign for first team football, has been taken to give Academy staff and their players an element of clarity at this challenging time.

The methodology for determining the final league standings or other outcomes for the season will be decided at a future date. Additionally, it is intended that any fixtures for the 2020/21 Academy season will not commence any earlier than would usually be expected.

The Central League - which is the league Rovers U23s compete in - have also confirmed that fixtures for the 2019/20 season will not be rescheduled. As above, the methodology for determining any final league standings or other outcomes for the season will be determined at a future date.


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