Sorry if this has been discussed before.
As a season ticket holder at an SPFL club my visits to junior games probably add up to about 10 a season. Over the years I've watched Petershill & St. Rochs as well as going along to watch random teams compete in cup semi finals & finals. So my knowledge of the game at this level is very limited but not entirely void.
Yesterday was a fantastic day for junior football in the west of Scotland, decent weather, no top flight games and a holiday period approaching. The match I attended (St Rochs v Forth) benefited from this with an excellent crowd. It got me thinking about the junior game and about the chances of it changing to a summer sport.
From what I gather I don't see many cons in going to summer football, less chance of games being called off and the usual fixture backlog towards the end of the season . Less competition from senior clubs when trying to get punters through the gate. A slightly better chance of better weather further increasing the chances of punters attending. I also believe teams who play on grass pitches probably suffer from the winter weather conditions more, which results in their pitch being less playable than that of a team with an all weather surface.
Would it be feasible to run the season from mid March to the end of October with a 2 to 3 week break in July or August for players to go away on a summer break with family. With summer football more games could be played midweek as well after work to allow for the cup games to be played without impacting on league fixtures.
Would a move to summer football benefit the junior game? Has it already been discussed and denounced?