The Board of the West of Scotland Football League have confirmed that due to the current suspension of the game due to the coronavirus pandemic, the current football season will be officially ended and declared null and void if Clubs are not allowed to resume full contact training by the 3rd April, therefore allowing for the resumption of competitive fixtures no later than the 17th April.
At the start of the season, the then Interim Management Group confirmed that 50% of matches across all divisions would be required to be played to allow the League to be determined on a points per game basis, should the League competition have to end prior to the completition of all fixtures. An average of 10 rounds of fixtures are required to be played to achieve that milestone and allow all clubs to have played each other at least once. With the Premier Division Champions requiring to be determined no later than 22nd May to allow possible participation in the Lowland League Play-offs, this would require Clubs to play both weekend and midweek fixtures from the 17th April. Therefore should it become clear that this will not be possible, the League will be declared null and void and the focus will thereafter be on planning for the start of the 21/22 season.Meanwhile the League welcome the announcement from the Scottish Government regarding the easing of lockdown restrictions but would remind Clubs that the current suspension of training remains in force until we receive a further update from the Scottish FA.
Yours John Stewart