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Academy season ends with immediate effect

Newcastle United Under-23s, Under-18s and all other Academy age groups have had their season ended with immediate effect in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision was agreed by top-flight clubs at a Premier League Shareholders Meeting on Friday 1st May 2020.

A Premier League statement reads:

"Premier League Shareholders today unanimously agreed to curtail the 2019/20 Academy Games Programme. 

"This decision, which is independent of any discussions regarding the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign for first-team football, has been taken to give Academy staff and their players clarity at this challenging time.

"The curtailment will include all Under-9 to Under-16 games as well as the Under-18 and Under-23 competitions.

"The methodology for determining the final league standings and outcomes for the season will be decided at a future date.

"Additionally, it is intended that any fixtures for the 2020/21 Academy season will not commence any earlier than would usually be expected. 

"The decision has been made with the support of the EFL, which oversees the programme for Category Three and Category Four Clubs (Under-9 to Under-18)."

First team football

During the same Shareholders Meeting, Premier League clubs renewed their commitment to completing the 2019/20 season at senior level when it is safe to do so.

You can read the Premier League's statement here.

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