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Coronavirus: All Thurlow Nunn Football League matches postponed until March 30 affecting Swaffham Town, Fakenham Town, Downham Town, King's Lynn Reserves




All matches in the Thurlow Nunn Football League are postponed with immediate effect due to the coronavirus, which affects four clubs in the West Norfolk area.

Swaffham Town are in the Premier Division, while Fakenham Town, Downham Town, King's Lynn Reserves are in First Division North.

All matches have put been put on hold until at least Monday, March 30, the league confirmed.

Downham Town's management team of Dale Stokes, left and Craig Dickson, right. (6365083)
Downham Town's management team of Dale Stokes, left and Craig Dickson, right. (6365083)

Secretary of the Thurlow Nunn Football League, Nigel Spurling, relayed this statement: "I am sure that you aware that today the Premier League and the English Football League have decided to postpone all fixtures until Saturday 3rd April 2020 due to the Covid 19 outbreak.

"The Football Association has told the leagues at our level that it is up to the leagues themselves to decide their own position regarding playing fixtures at present.

"We have today been contacted by clubs that have players and personnel who are self-isolating and one case of a confirmed virus.

Fakenham Town v Histon....Andy Cunningham new manager. (31505043)
Fakenham Town v Histon....Andy Cunningham new manager. (31505043)

"We have therefore decided to postpone all matches in the Thurlow Nunn Football League with immediate effect. This therefore also includes matches in the Reserve Division and the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.

"The situation will be reviewed on Monday 30th March 2020 but even if the decision was then taken to restart, no games would be played in any of our competitions until at least Saturday 3rd April 2020.

"This decision has been taken with the best interests of players, match officials and club personnel to the forefront and I hope that everyone can understand that this both reduces risk and brings some certainty to the situation."


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