Statement: High Court of Justice Decision
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13 July 2020

Statement: High Court of Justice Decision

The Football Association of Wales welcomes the positive decision of the High Court of Justice communicated today (13 July) concerning the case brought against the Association by The New Saints FC Limited, in regard to the curtailment of the 2019/20 Cymru Premier season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The FAW is pleased with today’s judgement and its recognition that the Association’s Board of Directors acted appropriately in these unprecedented times to look after the best interests of football in Wales.  

There were no easy solutions for the Board in these exceptional circumstances and their decisions were made in good faith and not based on the interests of any particular club, but the wider interests of the football community.  

Being the governing body of football in Wales during these extraordinary circumstances, the FAW has a responsibility towards everyone involved in the game and continues to be mindful of all Welsh Government Regulations, written statements and guidance as they evolve. 

The FAW now looks forward to continuing with its Return to Training and Play policies for the whole of Welsh football in order for the game to resume safely in the future.