Festivals and Tournaments Guidance -

Good Morning

This email has been sent to all League and Regional Secretaries.

We are still receiving some enquiries regarding teams hoping to travel to festivals and tournaments outwith Scotland.  The likelihood is that this matter will be taken out of their hands entirely, as most large scale events and gatherings across Europe are being cancelled or postponed, along with flights.

Technically, the Scottish FA suspension applies only to games within Scotland and therefore if any of these events do run as planned, we cannot prevent teams from travelling elsewhere. However, we would fully expect all teams to follow Scottish Government advice in relation to cancelling all overseas school trips and FIFA’s call for international fixtures to cease, along with the Joint Response Group/ SYFA suspension of matches and recommendation to cease training at the present time.

We would also remind members of their responsibility to ensure child wellbeing and protection is at the forefront of all actions and decisions.

Kind regards,

Florence Witherow

National Secretary

Scottish Youth FA 

Hampden Park G42 9BF