AFTER consultation with the metropolitan community football leagues, a unanimous, joint decision has been made by AFL Victoria and the relevant metropolitan community football leagues not to hold the Metropolitan Junior Development Series in 2020.
While we are all disappointed the Metropolitan Junior Development Series won’t be held in 2020, the united position of AFL Victoria and the metropolitan community football leagues was made in the best interests of all players, coaches, umpires, officials, staff and volunteers.
It is paramount that support and engagement in community football continues during these times.
It is vital players, coaches, administrators, supporters, sponsors, volunteers and kids retain close links to their local clubs.
Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our football participants and the wider community that we are all a part of, and this was at the forefront of this decision by AFL Victoria and the metropolitan community football leagues.