Following yet another statement from the NPL Management Committee on Friday (19th) regarding a return to fixtures, our respective matches at Stalybridge Celtic on Boxing Day and at Home to Buxton on New Year’s Day will NOT go ahead. This Club will be issuing a fuller statement regarding this shortly.
In the meantime, the First Team will now play a practice match friendly at the Ewen Fields Stadium v Matlock Town on Tuesday 22nd December, 7.45pm kick off.
The FA has recently received approval from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) for a limited return of home spectators to be permitted at clubs competing in the National League System (NLS) Steps 3 to 6 situated in Tier 3 areas. This is limited to 15% of minimum capacity guidelines for the Step playing (Step 3 equivalent restricted to 300).
We are not making a formal charge for admittance, but we would please ask you to make a donation on entry, which will be allocated to the Hyde United Community Fund that helps to support community events such as the annual senior citizens’ party and Junior tournaments etc, which we hope will re-commence in earnest in 2021.
All those attending will be counted in and must register via the QR posters or leave name & contact number for track and trace purposes. Per the guidance, existing social distancing rules must be adhered to by all those present.
The Social Club has to remain closed per the Government Tier 3 instructions.