ALL OPTIONS STILL ON THE TABLE FOR CITY COURIERS DIRECT TOURNAMENT FOR THE “BRIAN DENNETT CUP”
The organisers of the newly proposed Nottinghamshire Football Tournament with the cup being named after the late Brian Dennett (pictured) sponsored by “City Couriers Direct” have said they are pretty much in a holding position while they await further government guidance.
As things stand , supporters are set to be let into grounds on May 17th and the organisation Commitee are considering a proposal that if things don’t change, to play the group games between Tuesday 18th May and Saturday 5th June with two games being played on the end of May bank holiday weekend. The competition would then break with the Quarter finals, semi Finals and Final being played from mid July with the final towards the end of July.
There is still hope that supporters may be let in during April with dramatic falls in Covid cases since the vaccination programme cranked up and the Nottingham Post reporting that 14 areas of the County have now surpressed the virus. With this mind, the organisation Commitee are very much minded to be patient, after all they and the local football community have waited this long already!
If supporters are allowed in during April , the tournament will begin at the earliest opportunity but will not be played without fans.
There is also the possibility of holding the tournament as a pre season event, but whatever the outcome, the competitions sponsors have stressed they are still very much on board.
Tommy Brookbanks, Mick Garton and Dick Durant are all being asked constantly for updates, with players in particular desperate to play some competitive football, but they are obviously in the hands of the government, they do however want players, supporters and local referees to know, that if it can happen, they will do everything possible to ensure it does and that there are various options on the table and that they will communicate further when there is something more definitive to announce, watch this space !!