AFC Fylde Chief Executive, Jonty Castle can update supporters with the following statement.
Following the decision from the Vanarama National League to suspend all football until 3rd April, 2020, the Board of Directors have taken the decision to further suspend all football activities at AFC Fylde.
Due to the ongoing and fluid situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, the first team coaching staff and players will remain away from Mill Farm until 23rd March 2020, with daily discussions planned to take place to ensure we remain up-to-date and informed throughout.
As a club, we are looking to follow all government guidelines and the safety of our staff and supporters is paramount. We urge everyone to keep reading the NHS guidelines, which you can find HERE.
This is a testing and uncertain time for many, not just in sport but across the world in all different areas. I have been in constant communication with both the footballing and office staff at Mill Farm, as well as the Chairman, David Haythornthwaite. It has been agreed without hesitation that we must do everything we can to protect our staff, players and supporters at all costs.
The current situation means that the club will be operating differently and supporter services will be affected because of this. We will look to confirm in a further statement the exact details of opening hours at Mill Farm over the coming days.
The following fixtures against Sutton United (17.03.20), Chorley FC (21.03.20), Maidenhead United (24.03.20) and Hartlepool United (28.03.20) have all been postponed. The club will keep supporters updated as soon as it is possible, but in the short term there will be no arrangements made to reschedule these matches until we have the information required to do so.
Supporters will be entitled to refunds on any purchased tickets. However, due to the issues the country and the club is facing at the moment, we are unable to process any refunds currently. We would ask for understanding from our loyal fan base, as our staff safety is paramount.
Finally, and most importantly, we want to send our best wishes to all of our supporters, club partners and our local community. We hope to see you all again at Mill Farm very soon, but in the mean time please do take care of each other and remain safe.
Chief Executive Officer