Shildon AFC

Durham County FA Challenge Cup 2020-2021

Optional Entry For Season 20-21

Durham County FA Challenge Cup

Following a request received from The FA National Game Board to ALL County FAs, the above Senior Cup Competition has been made optional to enter for the 2020-21 season.

A request was made to the FA NGB from the FA Alliance and Leagues Committees due to the fact that Leagues within the National League System are still unsure as to when their Competition will commence due to the impact of COVID-19 and spectators being allowed to attend.

Once a decision on a start date has been made the onus will be on Clubs within the system to complete league programmes and therefore the decision to make the entry optional has removed any possibility of an exemption fine being imposed which will benefit Clubs struggling in this current financial situation.

The Preliminary Round draw has now been made for this season's Challenge Cup which you can view here