YORK Minster Engineering League football is set to return on Saturday, April 3, in line with Government guidance, the league has announced.

Although there is not time for the league fixtures to finish – some teams still have more than 20 games to play – the committee has surveyed the member clubs of the league and found the majority of teams are happy to resume playing and will take part in extended League Cup competitions.

The York FA Senior and Junior Cups, along with the North Riding County FA Cups, will also be concluded.

The structure of the divisions of the York Minster Engineering League for next season will not be determined until the annual general meeting later this year.

Long-standing supporter and sponsor of the York Football League, Minster Engineering Ltd, have also provided continued assistance to allow the league to subsidise current clubs’ affiliation costs next year.

As a result, there will be a one-off nominal fee for clubs to continue membership for 2021/22 and gain entry into York Football League competitions.

“This will provide much-needed help for many clubs who have been hit hard by the pandemic,” a spokesperson said.

“The committee and members of the York Football League would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Minster Engineering Ltd for their continued support.

“The return of football will prove to be a welcome boost to people all around the city in terms of the physical and mental wellbeing it provides for so many people.”

Meanwhile, the newitts.com Beckett League in Ryedale has declared its season null and void.

The league is now looking to next season for which applications for new teams are being accepted. Any team interested should phone Andy Rouph (07854416379), Andy Paine (07368379245) or chairman Keith Sales (01751473348).