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Sunday, September 27, 2020

No local footy, netball until June (at the very earliest)


The AFL Outer East season has been postponed until May 31. This affects football and netball teams including Division 2 which comprises Alexandra, Broadford, Kinglake, Powelltown, Thornton-Eildon, Warburton-Millgrove, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yea.

All AFL Outer East events have been suspended effective immediately

All Club activity (practice matches, training, Auskick/Net Set Go, events/functions, school programs) are suspended effective immediately. These cannot resume until May 31.

The AFL Outer East Office will be closed until April 14, with all staff working from home. Region General Manager Aaron Bailey will be available to assist clubs should they require it during this time

“Our immediate priority is for the well being of all members of the AFL Outer East community.,” said an AFL Outer East spokesman.

“Rest assured, we are committed to holding football and netball competitions in season 2020.

“Given the unique nature of the situation, we will investigate all possibilities in providing this to our clubs and community.

“Key in our thinking will be ;
• Player, volunteer, umpire and staff welfare
• Commission & Club viability and sustainability
• Commercial considerations
• Financial impact for the Commission, its Clubs & Partners
• Impact and ramifications for our competitions and fixtures

“The current environment is an ever evolving one and we ask that all AFL Outer East participants, members and stakeholders stay calm and know that their health and safety is at the forefront of every decision.

“We ask that AFL Outer East participants, members and stakeholders to hold questions until a FAQ document has been put together,” said the AFL Outer East spokesman.