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Update on Season Fees 2020/2021 & 2021/2022

To all clubs   The NWFT would like to extend our good wishes to all involved with football and the wider community. It’s wonderful to see grassroots football back ...

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FA GUIDANCE AHEAD OF A RETURN FOR OUTDOOR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

We can provide an update on the return of outdoor grassroots football and support available to clubs across the grassroots football community.   See the link here https://www.thefa.com/news/2021/mar/24/fa-guidance-for-return-to-grassroots-football-20210324 ...

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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN – GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL AWARDS 2021

Dear Members, This year has been a challenge for us all, but so many individuals and clubs have gone the extra mile and we would like you to consider submitting ...

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National Lockdown

Dear members We have this evening received confirmation from the FA that grassroots football is immediately suspended as a result of the current government lockdown As a result the BBDFL ...

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Government update 30th December 2020 regards Tier 4

The Government have announced from the 31st December more areas will move into Tier 4 These include Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester Please see the full list here https://www ...

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Lancashire FA Test to Play Pilot

Dear Members, The Lancashire FA are seeking affiliated leagues and clubs to put their names forward to become part of their Test to Play trial, which is being implemented in ...

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Lancashire FA - Statement/Open Letter

Like the vast majority of you, I love football. The same applies to every member of the team that works with me at Lancashire FA, which is why we do ...

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FA Guidance on the return of the grassroots game

Dear Members The FA has today issued new guidance on the return of the grassroots game It is more important than ever that we adhere to this guidance as the ...

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Government Update 30th November 20202

Important note for all members The government has issued new guidance for the grassroots game 2 important notes 1. Spectators must not mix families as such social distancing and keeping ...

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League Restart 5th and 6th December

Dear Members   We hope you are all doing well and not unduly affected by the current situation we find ourselves in this year As you are aware the league ...

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League Update - Suspension of Grassroots Football

In line with the Football Association communication below the BBDFL will be suspending all fixtures from Thursday 5th November 2020 until Wednesday 2nd December 2020. We plan to recommence fixtures ...

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2nd Lockdown

Dear Members The BBDFL is fully aware of the statement issued on Sky News that the elite game will continue and amateur sports will put on hold. Football in ...

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Referee Mentoring Programme

The BBDFL is pleased to announce that we are working in Partnership with Bolton Referee Society in delivering a referee mentoring and support programme for our officials   The criteria ...

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Coach Education and Support

The BBDFL is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Jack Walton and Nigel Gleghorn to develop a coach education programme for our members and the wider grassroots ...

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FA Statement regarding Indoor Football

We can confirm that some indoor formats of the game may continue from 24 September 2020 with certain restrictions – such as groups of six strictly being adhered to ...

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FA update regards Action Required: Test and Trace

We wanted to draw your attention to the Government’s recently updated guidance on test and trace, and specifically a new section on the use of QR codes. This ...

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COVID Guidance and fixture cancellations

Dear Members   Our COVID Guidance page is now up and running and includes a reporting form to complete if you need to postpone games   Please can we ask ...

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Interim Player Registration Platform Goes Live

  Thursday, 10 September 2020   To all clubs   Over the course of the last month, the BBDFL has received countless emails, messages and phone calls about FA WGS ...

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Bolton Council Update 8th Sept 5pm

Bolton Council have this evening (8th Sept 5pm) updated their what you can and cant do instructions page which still states that you can play team sports if you follow ...

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