The FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga season could return from its coronavirus-enforced hiatus on 29 May, pending approval from the relevant authorities. The decision was made by the German Football Association (DFB) committee, who approved a rescheduling of the women’s 2019/20 campaign.
A large majority of clubs in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga had previously voiced their desire for the season to resume. The women’s DFB Cup competition could also return if given the go-ahead by the authorities, with Wednesday 3 June 2020 a provisional date for the quarter-finals to take place. The DFB remains in close communication with the government and today, at an extraordinary meeting of the organisation’s committee, again expressed its backing for match operations to resume in the third division, the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga and the DFB Cup.
The continuation of match operations would be carried out in accordance with the concept drawn up by the Sports Medicine/Special Match Operations Task Force. The specifications therein, which were jointly developed by the DFB and DFL, stipulate strict hygiene requirements and continuous testing and monitoring, among other things. The concept for the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga and DFB Cup fundamentally corresponds to that of the DFL’s leagues. The only differences are organisational details, such as the number of people allowed in specific zones in the interior and exterior areas of predominately smaller stadiums.
“Hygiene concept is very compelling”
“It’s very good news that the DFB has set out a framework for a return to matches at the end of May,” said VfL Women sporting director Ralf Kellermann. “In terms of the health of everyone involved in match operations, which is the most important thing, the hygiene