RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A task force set up by the North Carolina FC Youth division has decided to suspend the season until at least mid-April due to COVID-19, according to a release.
“After careful and thorough consideration, we are suspending all soccer-related activities until Monday, April 13. Effective immediately, all training, games, tournament participation, supplemental programs, outreach programs, golf tournament, and any other organized club activity are suspended until April 13,” CEO Gary Buete said in the release.
The decision was made because of the “fast-moving developments related to the virus and a growing public health concern.”
According to Buete, the league’s intent is to restart training and other activities on April 13 and then extend the season through May for games, tournaments, and supplemental training.
All tryout dates and other club activities currently scheduled to take place after April 13 are still in place,
NCFC Youth is home to over 20,000 players, coaches, officials, parents, volunteers and supporters, according to the league.
For more information and to keep up with any developments, visit NCFC Youth’s website.
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