Football helped winning the war


June 2, 1919
Very important football legislation occurred in London yesterday.
The Council of the Football Association met at the F.A. offices in Russell-square, when it was decided that in recognition of the great part played by football in winning the war special permission will be given to clubs to arrange week day matches during the week of the peace celebrations.

The Association sanctioned the extension of the season by two weeks each year, so that it will now commence on the last Saturday in August and finish on the first Saturday in May. Resolutions were passed declining to have any association with the Central Powers, but subject to that condition the F.A. will continue its relations with the Olympic Games Association. The F.A. will continue its connection with the International Federation upon the membership of the Central Powers being determined.

In thankfulness for the peace now in sight the F.A. will favourably consider applications from players or officials for the removal of suspensions.
(Daily Mirror: June 3, 1919)

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