THE Staffordshire FA has cancelled its county competitions for the coming season in response to Covid-19.
Membership fees are also being suspended to help clubs through the effect of the virus that has a had serious financial effect on sport in general.
Staffs FA chief executive Adam Evans said: "The County FA are not immune to the financial impact of Covid-19 and the Board of Directors have made, and continue to make, decisions to try and minimise the impact of Covid-19 and safeguard the future of of the grassroots game in Staffordshire.
"We are very conscious of the significant financial challenges faced by a our member clubs, and I am pleased to report that we are now able to alleviate a little bit of that financial burden by removing the Staffordshire FA membership fees for the 2020-2021 season.
"For the 2020-21 season the Staffordshire FA membership fees have been removed and the only fees that member clubs will pay is their public liability insurance and personal accident insurance, which is provided by our insurance providers Sportsguard.
"The insurance provider has also taken into account the premature end to the 2019-20 season and have discounted their insurance fees for the 2020-21 on a pro-rata basis," he added.
The scrapping of county competitions for the 2020-21 campaign includes the Staffs FA Senior Cup, which means the county's senior non-league clubs will be denied rubbing shoulders again with the likes of Stoke City and Port Vale.