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Return to football as we know it in Wales edges a step closer

Next week will see a return to football as we know it in Wales edge a step closer.

From Monday, 10 August, clubs can train in groups of 15 and contact training can be re-introduced at all levels of the game as part of the FAW’s phased return of football.

Group sizes: 15 (max. 14 players and min. 1 coach)

Total number of groups on a training area: 2

In line with Welsh Government guidelines, U11 players would not need to socially distance before and after training or during breaks.

U12 players and above would still need to socially distance before and after training and during breaks.

Updated resources to reflect amended phase 2 protocols will be made available via https://www.faw.cymru/en/covid-19/

Matches are still not permitted to take place.

The phased return of football detailed in the Safer Return to Training protocol document identified that matches could not be played until phase 3 at the earliest, therefore the FAW’s announcement that we can move to phase 2 is a positive step towards the return of football fixtures.

“We continue to work with Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Welsh Sports Association and we hope to be able to announce the return of fixtures in the near future,” said the FAW.

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