THE outcome of this year’s Barrow and District Junior Football League has been decided.

At a special general meeting of the league on Tuesday, via a web-based video conference, clubs were asked to decide how they’d like to conclude their league season.

The league’s management executive have been liaising with the sports regional governing body, the Lancashire Football Association, to look at possible solutions.

This move comes after the Football Association declared all grassroots football was to stop playing and the seasons be concluded as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Club representatives were asked to decide if the league’s competitive divisions should be finalised on a points per game basis or if the results should be expunged.

The decision taken will affect all competitive age groups across the league, including the girls section.

Member clubs voted to conclude on a points per game basis, meaning that the leagues' table toppers will be crowned champions of their division.

Crooklands Casuals Oranges won the Under 12s league, Askam United Under 13s won the Under 14 league, Hawcoat Park Under 14s Dynamos won the Under 14s Premiership, Swarthmoor Under 16s Colts won the Under 16s Championship, Holker Old Boys Under 16s Greens won the Under 16 Premiership and Dalton Under 12s won the Under 13s Girls league.

The Knock Out Cup and Ulverston Hospital Knock Out Cup will be run as a round robin, as a knock out festival of football at a location to be confirmed.

If the competition can’t be played by July 23 it will be cancelled for the 2019/20 season.

League chairman Ben Shirley said: “The welfare and safety of our players, officials and our clubs is of paramount importance to us and we will only go ahead with the festival of football if the current restrictions in place to beat the coronavirus enable to us to do so.”

League secretary Paul Knight added: “Working together with the LFA we’ve been able to conclude in a sensible way.

“This decision was taken by our member clubs and I hope that everyone is happy with it.

“I want to thank John Treacy of the LFA and his colleagues at both Leyland and locally for their help and support with this unprecedented matter.”

The league hopes to be able to begin the 2020/21 season on time, on Saturday September 5.

The final tables and standings for all of the junior leagues can be viewed online at