As the world continues to adapt and mitigate against the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our national governing body, the British American Football Association, have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 contact football season.

The British American Football season – and all team-related activity – was suspended on March 13 this year, however with updated guidance from both the Scottish and UK government the difficult decision has been taken to cancel the scheduled season.

While we will miss the opportunity to compete in the BAFA National Leagues and play football this summer, everyone at the Glasgow Tigers understands the decision and the public health situation that has made it necessary.

As addressed in today’s update from BAFA, there may still be the potential for playing friendlies later in the summer. The Tigers will continue to keep in touch with the national governing body and pay close attention to the situation as it develops.

Any decisions taken will be made with the health of our players and coaches first and foremost, but we will continue to update our players, friends and family as the situation develops. 

The Tigers’ committee are already hard at work preparing for the 2021 season, and hope to continue with the great strides we had already made ahead of the now-cancelled 2020 season.

As with the rest of the country, for now our main priority is the health of everyone associated with the team, especially the key workers from teams past and present and those with family members on the frontlines.

Read the full statement from the British American Football Association – and an attached Q&A document that covers topics including a partial refund of membership fees for 2020 – here. 

Get the most up-to-date advice and information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the NHS Inform website.

Follow the Tigers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any new updates as we get them throughout the year.

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