Statement: The CUOSC Cup

To All Players, Supporters and Partners

It is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone the CUOSC Cup in light of the onset of the Covid-19 Virus and the additional suspension of all football related activity until at least 30th April 2020, issued by the English Football League today.

Since announcing the CUOSC Cup, we have been met with an abundance of optimism and encouragement from our supporter base and the wider community, which has included individuals getting in touch expressing an interest in helping us, this in itself has made the effort worthwhile. It is our intention to stage the event as planned at some point in the future, but as you will be aware, planning for the future is an almost impossible task at present. For those who have already paid we will of course offer refunds.

We would like to thank those who had entered teams, planned to attend as supporters of football, Carlisle United, and Diversity & Inclusion. We’d also like to thank our partners in the venture, Carlisle United, Carlisle United Community Sports Trust, The Football Supporters Association, Kick It Out, Cumbria Pride and the Carlisle United Supporter Groups. Thanks also go to Jon Colman from Newsquest for his support and coverage.

Of course we are all now faced with a period of time of great uncertainty, but we’re sure once the country is back on track and we have beaten this virus, we will all be desperate to see some great football back at Carlisle United and also participate and view some great supporter football in the shape of the CUOSC Cup at Brunton Park!

Stay Safe All – CUOSC