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Sport / Football to return next month

FOOTBALL is set to kick off again in Shetland next month in line with national coronavirus guidelines.

A round of friendlies will be played on 17 May before competitive matches take place on 21 May.

Shetland Football Association said clubs are reminded to follow all Covid protocols to “ensure a smooth and safe return to football”.

The draws for the Manson and Madrid cups were also made on Sunday.

In the Manson cup Whalsay will take on Scalloway, Delting will face Thistle, Spurs and Ness will go head-to-head and Whitedale will meet Celtic.

Group A for the Madrid Cup, meanwhile, features Spurs, Thistle, Ness and Delting, while group B includes Whitedale, Whalsay, Celtic and Scalloway.

Fixtures for both cups will be made available in due course.

At the moment organised contact sports for adults are not allowed, unless it is for professional sport. Under 18s are permitted to take part in organised sports, provided appropriate safety measures are followed.

On 17 May, however, Scotland is due to be placed under new level two Covid restrictions.

From then all organised outdoor sports, personal training and coaching for adults should be permitted, provided safety measures are followed.

Indoor contact sports though will still not be allowed for adults, except for professional sport.