Asfordby FC make plans to return... but first-team's title hopes ended by curtailment

Easter target for teams...

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:53 pm
Asfordby sides are targeting an Easter return.

Asfordby FC hope it will be a happy Easter indeed - because that’s when the club are targeting a return.

With grassroots sport able to resume from Monday, March 29, members of the junior and senior set-ups are keen to get playing once again.

“It was great to hear from the government that they had prioritised grassroots sport for an early return when easing lockdown measures,” said chairman Simon Atherley.

“As a club we have been supporting our players, coaches and managers with virtual events, and regular updates about our ongoing upgrades and commercial activities.

“However, I am well aware that this is no substitute for playing the game that we all love, being with friends, operating in a team environment and building physical and mental health.”

The Everards Leicestershire Senior League, where Asfordby’s first team were leading the Divisin Two North East table by eight points, has been curtailed.

However, an alternative competition is in the pipeline.

“Everyone at the football club is excited to be able to return to football and, although we are still waiting on some information from leagues, we are confident that games at all age groups will take place over the Easter period,” Mr Atherley added.

"I would also like to mention our bar and catering staff who have been on furlough for some time now, it has been a difficult period for them and their families, but we are now working hard to put plans in place to re-open our much loved clubhouse at the earliest opportunity.

"We understand that this has been a testing period for our members, players, coaching staff and officers of the club, but we are determined to come back stronger and we thank the community for all their support."