THE two major football leagues for Warrington and the surrounding area have both confirmed they will be resuming fixtures in the coming weeks.

Organised outdoor sport will be permitted once again from March 29 as part of the government's plan to ease Covid lockdown restrictions.

As a result, the Warrington & District Football League and the Warrington Junior Football League have both outlined their intentions to restart fixtures.

Applications can be made to the Cheshire County Football Association to extend the campaign until June 30.

"The League are just waiting on the FA and the Councils to confirm a number of things before we start a survey of all the clubs to determine our next steps," the WDFL said on their Facebook page.

Please, please, be patient – a couple more weeks won't hurt it's been almost a year or so. We will be into it as soon as we are able.

"In the meantime, stay safe take care and help anyone that's elderly or on their own."

The WJFL, which has more than 900 clubs playing within its competition, has gone further by confirming a date for when its games will resume.

Despite football higher up the non-league pyramid being curtailed, it has been recommended to the FA Council that Regional Feeder Leagues such as the Cheshire Football League Premier Division can resume from March 29.