Hello FC Regina Members,
On Wednesday November 25, the Saskatchewan government announced new health measures which will be in effect until December 17, 2020. The FC Regina Board of Directors met via virtual meeting on Wednesday night to finalize a decision for the organization going forward for the next three weeks. The Board decided:
Effective Noon, Thursday November 26, to suspend FC Regina on-field participation and leagues until December 17, per Saskatchewan Health Authority’s November 25 updated COVID-19 measures.
All games and practices which were scheduled, including those scheduled for November 26, are now postponed for three weeks. We still intend to eventually have the full number of games for the youth season, and we still intend to finish the adult season and playoffs. FC Regina office staff will be working on rescheduling all games and practices, hopefully to start again on Friday December 18.
FC Regina will be in consultation with the Saskatchewan Soccer Association over the next few days to discuss available virtual programming while on-field programming is suspended. We intend to have guidance for our coaches on how to reach out to players and facilitate team discussions.
FC Regina is optimistic that programming will resume after this 3-week pause. We understand the importance of physical activity and the social bonds formed from a soccer team. Any players or coaches in need of support are encouraged to reach out to teammates, technical staff, or office staff. We will do our best to help in whatever way we can.
The re-opening of soccer activities will depend on public safety. We encourage everyone to continue to follow all public safety guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. FC Regina will update all members periodically in the next few weeks with information related to re-opening. This has been an ever-evolving situation and we appreciate the patience and understanding of all FCR Members.