Home   Sport   Article

Nairn St Ninian are pulling out of all competitions this season due to the impact of the pandemic


By Will Clark

Get the Inverness Courier sent to your inbox every week and swipe through an exact replica of the day's newspaper



Nairn St Ninian have announced they are pulling out of all competitions for the rest of the season due to the impact of coronavirus.

Jack Anderson in action for Nairn St Ninian.
Jack Anderson in action for Nairn St Ninian.

The North Region Junior outfit have said they will not play again this season regardless of when suspensions are lifted on the lower leagues by the Scottish Football Association.

The club made the decision before the SFA announced today that the suspension of all football below Championship level would continue into March.

A club statement said players and management agreed they could not in good consciousness play football while there is a risk to public health.

They said: "We cannot with any consciousness ask our players to train and play once the current restrictions are eased.

"Everyone has family and work to consider and we don't feel the professional exemptions previously afforded to us is right when the general public would still be potentially subject to the restrictions in seeing their family and friends.

"We are a community club and would like to show solidarity with our community and get through these difficult times together."

It continued: "The current restrictions look like they will be in place until March, at the earliest, meaning these guys would need a few weeks of pre-season to get back to fitness, then play the remaining Grill Cup games and start the regionalised season.

"We just don't see how this is possible in the time remaining this season."


Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.


Get a digital copy of the Inverness Courier delivered straight to your inbox every week allowing you to swipe through an exact replica of the day's newspaper - it looks just like it does in print!

SUBSCRIBE NOW


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More
');