Soccer game

Vermont Principals’ Association will now allow reporters to attend a men’s soccer game

Jay Nichols
Jay Nichols, executive director of the Vermont Principals Association. File photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

The Vermont Principals’ Association on Tuesday reversed its decision to ban reporters and photographers from a state semifinal game between the boys’ football teams at Winooski High School and Enosburg Falls High School.

Fans and other spectators are still not allowed.

In a brief statement, the association said its decision was made “in consultation with the host district,” which is the Winooski School District.

The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Burlington High School, a neutral field.

The head teachers’ association said on Monday it planned to ban both journalists and fans from the game to protect the physical and emotional safety of players.

Representatives from several Vermont media outlets, including VTDigger, challenged the organization’s decision to limit media access.

A livestream of the game will be available on line.

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