The Hellenic League have released plans to run two cup competitions to replace the recently curtailed 2020/21 season.
In correspondence released to the member clubs by the league they admit that with competitive matches not due to resume until 12th April at the earliest, it was very unlikely they would be able to complete the current cup competitions within the league as they had already been started.
So the league have proposed two cup competitions, with one for Premier and Division One clubs and a second cup for the Division Two teams.
It had been believed that due to the fact Division Two is considered grassroots the Hellenic League would look to finish the original league season – however the new proposed cup would replace this.
The idea is for both cups to be sorted into mini leagues, with both sides playing each other home and away – ending with a knockout phase starting with Quarter Finals and leading to finals to be played before the end of May.
We await for the league to officially confirm a start date and group draws for the cup competitions, but excitingly it appears Hellenic League football will resume in April.
The news means that we will postpone our plans to run a Severn Sport Shield in the next few months – but we will look to run it for pre-season ahead of the 2021/22 season.