Following the SGM recently conducted by email, in order to establish how The Colchester & District Sunday League will bring the 2020-2021 season to a close, I can now confirm the results are as follows:
•Option 1: 27 Votes (64%)
•Option 2: 15 Votes (36%)
Note that 3 permitted votes were not received, therefore deemed as abstentions, however these votes would not have changed the outcome of the result if received.
This therefore means that by a majority vote, that The Colchester and District Sunday League will conclude the 2020-2021 season and declare it null and void and all cup competitions are also cancelled.
As we stated in our email when providing notification of the SGM being conducted, we know and appreciate the appetite that is out there to play fixtures once they are again permitted and whilst this will not be competitive fixtures, friendlies can be played by clubs throughout April and May (subject to any changes made by The Government and The FA, which will of course be communicated to you).
In order to support clubs in playing fixtures, the League will therefore provide support in booking Council pitches for playing friendlies where possible and will also support with assigning of Referees for said games – further details the process needing to be followed will be confirmed shortly.
We appreciate that this will come as a huge disappointment to some and the League share this disappointment, as we would have liked nothing more than to be able to offer a season played to it’s conclusion, however as a result of the pandemic and the challenges this has presented, it is unfortunate that we are now in a position where we are having to null and void the season for the second season in a row.
We also appreciate that there will be frustration from some clubs who may have been having a successful season and wanted to see this to its conclusion, however please be reminded that the League have not made this decision on their own, this has been made though each club and committee member having the opportunity to make an informed decision based on the facts presented.
Should you have any questions, please do let me know.
Colchester & District Sunday League
Tel: 07852 329404