In its last meeting held on Friday 24th December, the Executive Board of the Malta Football Association decided that in view of the current COVID-19 situation in Malta, the resumption of all youth football after the Christmas break will be delayed by two weeks. This means that the National Youth League, the Women Under 20 League and the Women Under 16 League are now scheduled to commence in the week starting 17th January 2022. This will entail an adjustment in the calendar in relation to this.
The association said that the circumstances will be closely scrutinised and more updates will be provided accordingly. Clubs continuing training are advised to follow the Return to Play Protocol, the directives issued by SportMalta and those by the Health Authorities.
This measure is being taken to protect the health and safety of all the players, technical staff members, club officials, match officials and staff working at the venues.
The Malta FA will keep monitoring the impact of the pandemic on a daily basis and act in the interests of the clubs and those involved as its aim is also to safeguard the sustainability and completion of all the competitions.