Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League (MCDFNL) clubs will have to wait just “a bit longer” for a decision on the 2020 premiership season, despite representatives meeting with league officials earlier this week.
No call has yet been made either for or against local football and netball this year, with consultation between AFL Goldfields officials and club representatives on Monday ending in an agreement that they will need to wait at least a few more weeks for a call due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AFL Goldfields regional general manager Gerard Ryan said local clubs “accepted” that it was best to wait rather than make a call now either way and regret it.
“The end point we reached was that all clubs accepted that we need to wait a bit longer because things are still changing so quickly,” he said.
“If we were to make the call to stop the season right now, we might regret it in a few weeks time.
“Everyone is still trying to get their heads around what it might look like when we do come back. That feeling of uncertainty is impacting all walks of life at the moment and this is no different.”
If the originally scheduled MCDFNL fixture was able to go ahead as normal, the season would be almost half over with the competition set to play round eight of 16 on June 13.
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