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AFLSE POSITION STATEMENT: Cancellation of remaining 2021 season

Hi All,

Following on from yesterday’s announcement to extend the lockdown for Greater Melbourne, it is with much sadness that AFLSE has determined that the remaining games fixtured for season 2021, including all finals, for all AFLSE administered leagues will be cancelled.

AFL Victoria will provide an update on other AFL lead programs, including Auskick, in due course.

This is an extremely difficult decision and we had continued to hold hope that we would be able to complete our respective seasons. However, it has become clear over the last 24 hours that it will not be possible to return to football in the Greater Melbourne area in the near future.

We wish to thank all club officials, players, volunteers, umpires and our partners for their willingness to remain flexible and for their understanding throughout the year in very difficult circumstances.

We will work with all leagues to manage the impact this decision has, including whether premierships will be awarded, in due course. We remain committed to running our virtual awards night for each of the competitions to provide a positive closure to the season. More information on this will be provided over the coming weeks.

We hope you and your communities are staying safe in these challenging times. We look forward to working with you all to plan and prepare for the 2022 season.

Regards,

Will

Will Dakis
Regional Manager – South East

 

 

 

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