Resource issues could mean the Queen’s funeral has an impact on sporting events

The governing bodies will continue to review any possible impact the Queen’s funeral on September 19 may have on planned facilities and events.

All football matches in the UK have been postponed this weekend, along with scheduled horse races on Friday and Saturday, as a mark of respect after the Queen’s death on Thursday.

However, many other sporting events took place and offered opportunities for spectators and participants to pay their respects.

During the England v South Africa friendly at the Kia Oval, the players wore black armbands and there was a performance of God Save the King.

A two-minute silence was observed on day three of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, while tributes were also observed ahead of the Betfred Super League Play-Off Eliminator between Huddersfield and Salford and the Gallagher Premiership games.

The official bereavement guidance released by the government on Friday morning says sporting organizations have no obligation to cancel or reschedule events.

It looks like the scheduled English Football League program is set to resume on Tuesday.

However, resource allocation issues, particularly in relation to the police, may arise in relation to some devices, which will need to be discussed device-by-device in the coming period according to the protocols of each local authority’s security advisory groups.

Millwall will play two home games next week, against QPR on Wednesday and Blackpool on Saturday.

The Lions emphasized that there is currently no obligation to postpone the games to next week and that they intend to fulfill it as planned.

However, Millwall concedes that the added pressure on staging events in the capital during the period of official national mourning could prove challenging.

People have flocked to London to pay their respects following the Queen’s death (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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“However, at this unprecedented time there are significant demands on police resources – particularly in London – and these pressures extend to the stewarding industry,” Millwall said in a statement.

“The club is aware of the impact of these factors, however, they work tirelessly to overcome such hurdles in order to comply with the necessary safety regulations needed to host the two games as scheduled.

“This is a very unique and challenging time for the country and for so many different industries and as such the situations are dynamic and constantly changing.”

In a statement confirming the weekend’s postponements, the Premier League said further updates on matches during the mourning period “will be provided in due course”.

That position has not changed following confirmation that the Queen’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on September 19, a public holiday.

The next Premier League games are on Friday night when Aston Villa hosts Southampton and Fulham travel to Nottingham Forest.

In London, Tottenham meet Leicester at 5.30pm, while Brentford play Arsenal at 2pm on Sunday, while Chelsea are home to Liverpool at 4.30pm.

Discussions are ongoing with Uefa regarding the planned European games next week involving British clubs in the Champions League, Europa League and European Conference League.

Manchester City is definitely holding the game against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Arsenal are confident their Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven will be played at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night and Manchester United have confirmed the trip to Sheriff Tiraspol will go ahead as planned.

The opening round of Gallagher Premiership games took place, with both games scheduled for Friday night postponed to the weekend.

Players and fans at Bristol v Bath observed a minute’s silence in honor of the Queen (Bradley Collyer/PA)

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Further guidance on matches and rugby activities during the remainder of the national mourning period is expected to follow as early as next week.

It is understood Premiership clubs are once again aiming to pay tribute to the Queen in the next scheduled games ahead of September 19.

The semi-finals of the Super League scheduled for Friday and Saturday next week will also take place as planned.

The Super League Man of Steel awards scheduled for September 19 will likely be moved to another day of the week.

There are no races in Britain on the day of the Queen’s funeral.

Britain’s horse racing authorities confirmed on Saturday night that September 19 meetings scheduled for Hamilton, Leicester, Warwick and Wolverhampton are being canceled out of respect. Resource issues could mean the Queen’s funeral has an impact on sporting events

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