The FA has confirmed that following the latest national lockdown, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup will not resume during this period.
With all sport across the country outside of the elite level currently shut down, the competition is not in a position where the Second and Third Rounds can be played, with clubs currently in the competition not permitted to train or play due to being at amateur level.
Therefore, the competition will remain paused during the current lockdown, with a number of options currently being explored on how best to complete it.
It remains The FA’s preference to complete the 2020-21 competition with all clubs having the opportunity to play their fixtures, however, the developing situation will continue to be closely monitored and will be reviewed before any further decisions are made.
The FA will now enter a period of consultation with all clubs that remain in the competition, alongside those who are due to enter from the Fourth Round, to discuss the options available.