Catering for League matches (reminder)
Following a decision at the 2022 AGM, as a matter of policy the Federation is not expecting clubs to provide lunch (or full teas) for visiting teams at league matches because that is what the majority of clubs prefer.
Clubs are absolutely free to provide a meal, but visitors should not expect it.
Hospitality is an important part of inter-club matches and so this only applies to ‘full meals’; simple refreshments on arrival, or tea and cake after a match are appropriate means of expressing hospitality and that has not changed.
From a practical point of view, home teams should make clear when fixing a match if they are offering a meal.