It has been brought to our attention that some affiliated football clubs in Wales have resumed training, which is against the current regulations of Welsh Government. Please could your forward the email below to your clubs to confirm that this is not permitted.

Dear All,

The FAW is continuing to work with the Welsh Government and Sport Wales to develop an overall approach for the return of football in Wales.

However, the current restrictions put in place by the Welsh Government mean that a return to team training is not yet possible.

Current regulations state that training individually or with members of your household in an open space is permitted. Additionally, individuals are able to undertake football practice with members of one other household in an open space provided the individuals remain 2m apart at all times, whilst following robust hygiene measures. However this does not mean that groups of people (a team perhaps) can arrange to train in pairs at the same time in the same open space, which would constitute a mass gathering and breach the regulations.

The FAW appreciates the desire for Clubs to return to training as soon as possible, but insists on compliance with the regulations, which will help us to return safely and as soon as possible in the future.

More information can be found online on the FAW’s Covid-19 page:

For up to date COVID-19 advice from the Welsh Government, please visit:

For further information on the Welsh Government’s plans on the phased return of sport, please visit:

As soon as the Football Association of Wales has more information regarding the return to training, we will be in contact with all clubs to provide further guidance.


Andrew Howard
Head of Competitions
Football Association of Wales
+44 (0) 29 2043 5847
+44 (0) 7827 1

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