Pre-Season Plans

As you are aware, First Team training has restarted during the last week, and early signs are that Paul Barnes will have a large and enthusiastic group of talented players from which to select his squad.

The FA have indicated that the Step 4 leagues, including the Isthmian Division 1 South Central, are aiming to start on Saturday 19 September (with the possibility that our FA Cup campaign may start a week earlier).  We have been assured that League matches will not go ahead until we are permitted to admit spectators, and consequently these dates are still only provisional.

Unfortunately the same does not apply to friendly matches, which are authorised to begin from 1 August.  Paul has worked hard to arrange a schedule for friendlies, which he will need to ensure the players are fully prepared, but at this time we have chosen not to publish this because no clubs are yet permitted to accommodate spectators.  We will ensure that you are kept up to date with match reports afterwards, and hopefully with photographs and with real-time tweets via our official STFC Twitter feed.

We very much regret having to disappoint our most patient supporters, but trust that everyone will understand the necessity to abide by the latest Government instructions.