GOTAFE GVL Season 2020 Update
The GOTAFE Goulburn Valley League’s (GVL) number one priority continues to be the health and wellbeing of its supporters, players, umpires, officials, partners, volunteers and committees and everyone across all our local communities.
Both AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria have issued statements and a series of recommendations in relation to return to small group training for community football and netball in recent weeks. Both organisations continue to work with key stakeholders and State Government to try and map out a possible return to play for Community football and netball.
The GVL Board and Presidents of all twelve of its member clubs met last night to review State Government advice so far, as well as the advice of AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria, and discuss next steps. At that meeting, the best way forward was discussed at length.
GVL Board Chairman David Roff said, “The GVL is aiming for a return to play date of 18 July for all grades of football and netball. However, we will continue to await the announcements from State Government, which are expected on 22 June, in relation to the easing of restrictions, including those around crowd numbers, the numbers of people at outdoor gatherings, whether contact training and play can resume and numbers in a hospitality setting. These announcements will be major deciding factors as to whether the 2020 season goes ahead or not.”
Another President’s meeting will be scheduled to happen the week commencing 22 June 2020 at which point expected announcements made by State Government up to that date will enable member clubs and the league to make a final decision around whether the 2020 season will commence or not.
GVL Operations Manager Josephine Spencer said, “We are continuing to work with all twelve of our member clubs and are exploring alternative fixture and competition options. It is our aim to be able to facilitate a season in some form, but this is of course dependent on the easing of restrictions by State Government.”
The GVL understands that this is a trying time for everyone and would like to take this opportunity to thank all our club volunteers, club executives and committees, players and community members for their patience and ongoing support as we navigate through these unprecedented times.
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