Tuesday 12 Jan
Updated Tuesday 12 Jan 16:24

FA statement on 2020/21 FA Youth Cup

Academy of Football

The FA has released the following statement…

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.

West Ham United U18s reached the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup with victory over Luton Town U18s in December. The Hammers have been drawn to face Norwich City away in the next round.