A WHOLE host of Bradford district teams, including Silsden and Steeton, hope to be competing in a post-season tournament next month.

With seasons at Steps 3-6 already scrapped, clubs are desperate to get back in action once they are allowed after March 29.

This has led to Northern Premier League Division One North side Brighouse Town attempting to put a tournament on for 12 teams across West and South Yorkshire, subject to fans being allowed to attend.

It is intended to go ahead on April 13 and will involve; Brig, Golcar United, Emley, Ossett United, Penistone Church, Thackley, Steeton, Silsden, Liversedge, Garforth Town, Campion and Eccleshill United.

Two groups of six will be created with each team playing one another home and away.

The top two will progress into a two-legged semi-final before a showpiece final on May 29.

The tournament’s name will be decided by the fans via three online Twitter polls.

The only stumbling block to overcome is whether supporters are allowed to be present in time with the tournament only able to function with revenue produced from gate receipts and bar sales.

April 12 should see the country move into the next stage of the Government's roadmap. This provisionally means “most outdoor attractions” and “outdoor hospitality venues” can open.

Hospitality venues are due to be allowed to serve customers outdoors. This time there will be no requirement to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks.

There was some hope of normality at the end of last year when 150 spectators were permitted at matches involving grassroots clubs.

However, this was short-lived due to an increase in covid-19 numbers causing a third lockdown at the start of this year.

In early January, the game was suspended, and the FA decided to declare the relevant divisions null and void late last month.