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Junior season abandoned

Junior season abandoned

The 2020 East Gippsland Junior Football Association season has been abandoned. Following on from the State Government announcement that stage three restrictions would be reintroduced in Regional Victoria and will remain in place until September 13, league officials decided the best course of action was to end the season after just two rounds. As part of the stage three restrictions, community...
Redlegs on the board

Redlegs on the board

Bairnsdale under 16 footballers emphatically got themselves on the Gippsland League winners’ list last weekend, defeating Sale by a massive 137 points. After a round one loss to Traralgon, the Redlegs put the Magpies to the sword, kicking 12 second half goals and keeping Sale to just two behinds for the entire match. Thomas Hudson – who kicked all of Bairnsdale’s four goals in round one –...
Juniors get the go-ahead

Juniors get the go-ahead

Following a meeting with the East Gippsland Junior Football Association (EGJFA) club presidents the league commission last week, it was voted to proceed with the EGJFA season for 2020, but with some significant changes due to protocols and guidelines set by AFL Victoria. It has been decided that there will be seven rounds and no finals, due to limitations on crowd numbers, there will be no...
Juniors await decision

Juniors await decision

Football Netball East Gippsland will tonight decide if a junior season can go ahead amid COVID-19 restrictions. AFL Victoria released a set of updated protocols for football on July 1, which included a tightening of restrictions on spectators. Prior to July 1 there was to be an ‘unlimited’ number of spectators at community football. The new clause states: Only spectators necessary to support...
Omeo league pulls the pin

Omeo league pulls the pin

The Omeo District Football Netball League (ODFNL) held out as long as possible, but became the last local league to abandon its season amid the COVID-19 crisis on Wednesday night. The delegates of the ODFNL came together for their first-ever meeting by video conference to discuss what should happen in regard to the football and netball season, voting unanimously not to proceed with the 2020...
Seniors off, juniors on

Seniors off, juniors on

There will be no Gippsland League senior football and netball in 2020.Over the weekend the league's club presidents, along with AFL Gippsland representatives, determined and supported that the senior season for 2020 would be abandoned.While the clubs were and league were disappointed to have made the decision, the sustainability of all clubs was priority.The league last Tuesday night announced...

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