EFL, WSL & Women’s Championship All Suspend Seasons Indefinitely

​After the Premier League announced it would be suspending the current season indefinitely, the rest of English football has followed suit.

The country’s sporting bodies have sought to find a solution to the coronavirus pandemic, but a meeting on Friday with top flight shareholders resulted in a shared agreement to postpone all football activity until it was safe to resume.

That hasn’t signalled a call for any particular season to be cancelled, however, and there is still a determination to see all competitions through to the end. This decision has been made across the board, as confirmed by the EFL on ​their website.

A statement read: “As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the EFL, Premier League, FA and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship has today collectively agreed to postpone its football competitions until it is safe to resume.

“Football is committed in supporting the Government’s efforts in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak and the staging of football matches in this country. It is clearly something that simply cannot happen at this time. The thoughts of everyone associated with the EFL and its member Clubs are with anyone currently affected by the coronavirus.

“The situation will be kept under constant review with matches only returning at an appropriate point and based on the latest guidance provided by the relevant Government departments and health authorities.

In addition to suspending the respective seasons, the EFL also confirmed money in the form of grants will be allocated to EFL clubs to deal with the financial strain of footballing coming to a standstill.

“The EFL also notes and appreciates the decision taken today by the Premier League in respect of the short-term financial relief it is to provide EFL Clubs through the advancement of solidarity payments, parachute payments and Academy Grants. These actions will have a positive impact on individual Clubs across our three divisions at a difficult and uncertain time.”

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