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NPCC joint statement with English footballing authorities on fixtures this weekend

12 Sep 2022

The UK Football Policing Unit and National Police Chiefs' Council have worked closely with the Premier League, English Football League and Football Association to balance the policing requirements following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, daily policing and enabling as many football matches as possible to go ahead as planned.

Following discussions, the majority of games across the men’s football pyramid, along with all WSL games, will go ahead this weekend.

Chief Constable Mark Roberts, NPCC Lead for Football Policing, said:

“I am grateful for the discussions we’ve had with the Premier League, English Football League and Football Association.

“These talks have supported us in our commitment to police the national events following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, whilst also enabling the majority of games to take place this weekend as scheduled.

“It is unfortunate that a small number of fixtures have had to be postponed, but I am sure fans will understand the reasons why this decision has been taken.”