Should junior football leagues shift to summer months?

Should junior football matches be played over the summer months?
Should junior football matches be played over the summer months?

Football officials in Bolton and Bury have announced plans to move their junior leagues to summer seasons.

Almost all of the clubs in their league have backed the idea, after becoming frustrated by seeing games frustrated because of waterlogged or frozen pitches.

So it is something which should be looked at in this area?

The leagues in Manchester will run from March to October with a six-week break for the summer holidays, if the proposal is formally accepted.

Officials say it will give juniors the opportunity to play on better pitches with fewer games postponed.

Critics are worried it could have a negative effect on the number of children playing cricket and other traditional summer sports.

What do you think? Would summer games benefit our area’s young footballers?

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