Questions and Answers


Q: As a coach / manager of a junior team I am getting very frustrated by the number of occasions that players are unavailable for matches due to football and rugby tournaments and festivals etc. I think that this is something that needs to be addressed by the NGBs rather than trying to resolve locally. Let's keep football for the football season!

A: Sorry to hear that. There is clearly a greater overlap between the winter and summer sport seasons than there used to be; and if football/rugby tournaments/tours are organised for the middle of the summer, or at least out of their normal season, then this will only increase the problem.