THE EDFL Board of Management has this evening confirmed its decision to cancel all senior competitions for the 2020 season.
This decision applies to all senior men’s and women’s football competitions, including men’s reserves and thirds competitions.
Following extensive consultation and consideration, the League has decided against conducting a senior men’s and women’s competition.
In the current circumstances, this decision is in the best interests of the League, its Clubs and the wider EDFL community.
We will now seek to examine the merits of conducting an alternative competition format for senior men’s and women’s football to be played later this year.
The League will now further investigate the implications of the Victorian Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions that have been placed onto several local areas within the EDFL region and the significant difficulties they will present in our ability to conduct a junior football and senior netball season.
All previous provisional start dates for the 2020 EDFL season will be amended, pending further advice and clarification on the implications for our League of today’s Victorian Government announcement regarding COVID-19 restrictions.
We continue to urge all EDFL participants to practice good hygiene and adhere to all government and AFL Victoria guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Given the extraordinary nature and complexity of issues we are currently facing, the EDFL Board and Staff would like to acknowledge the ongoing support and patience we have been afforded by the entire EDFL community.