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Premier League curtail Academy programme

Remaining fixtures cancelled after unanimous vote by Premier League shareholders.

By BHAFC • 01 May 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
The Amex Stadium.

Premier League Shareholders agreed on Friday to curtail the 2019/20 Academy Games Programme.

This decision, which is independent of any discussions regarding the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign for first-team football, has been taken to give Academy staff and their players clarity at this challenging time.

The curtailment will include all U-9 to U-16 games as well as the U-18 and U-23 competitions.

The methodology for determining the final league standings and outcomes for the season will be decided at a future date.

Additionally, it is intended that any fixtures for the 2020/21 Academy season will not commence any earlier than would usually be expected.

The decision has been made with the support of the EFL, which oversees the programme for Category Three and Category Four Clubs (U-9 to U-18).

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