EFL / ACADEMY UPDATE: 10/07/2020.
This is the current information from The EFL in regard to the potential of academy training resuming, but there are many factors that could result in further delays.
If possible, U18’s full contact training (with associated protocols) – from early August.
Possible return to the playing of League games – U18 / U23 League fixtures are to commence no earlier than September 12th.
It is hoped that competitions can start on September 12th and that the playing of “friendlies” will be an option prior to this time.
The weekend of October 3rd/4th has been identified as the planned/potential start date for the schoolboy games programme.
As an academy we would like to resume schoolboy training at least a minimum of two weeks or maximum three weeks before the current proposed schoolboy programme date.
These proposed return dates are subject to change and should not be assumed as a definitive return to training and games programme.
We will endeavour to pass on more information when we receive it from The EFL.
As academy staff, we are all looking forward to the resumption of the academy training and games programme in the near future and look forward to seeing you all again.