Matt Edwards
Friday 13 March 2020

Forest Green Rovers have seen their games postponed until Friday, April 3, at the earliest, following a decision taken by the EFL.

All academy activities, including fixtures and training, have also been postponed until the same date.

The first team games affected by the postponement include tomorrow's game at The New Lawn against Northampton Town as well as the following games...

Morecambe (H) - March 17

Crewe (A) - March 21

Cheltenham (H) - March 28

Leyton Orient (H) - March 31

We will inform all fans with tickets to the above fixtures of what we are planning once the situation becomes clearer.

The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England until Friday, April 3, at the earliest, at a meeting on the morning of Friday, March 13.

This action, which will be kept under constant review, was taken due to the increasing numbers of Clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus. 

In addition, clubs are being advised to suspend indefinitely all non-essential activities which include, but are not limited to, player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings.

Whilst the EFL Board has continued to take the advice and guidance offered by the Government and its health advisors, emerging developments mean now is the time to implement football’s contingency plans in response to the crisis.

A further update on these plans will be given post an EFL Board Meeting next week. 

This decision has not been taken lightly, but the EFL must prioritise the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters while also acknowledging the Government’s national efforts in tackling this outbreak.