With the announcement that contact sport can return within the next month, the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League (MCDFNL) is expected to make a call on season 2020 in the next week.
As a result of the State Government’s restrictions announcement on Saturday, AFL Victoria has confirmed that full contact training and competition can resume for footballers aged 18 and under from Monday, June 22 with full contact training for adults allowed from July 13 with competition resumption permitted a week later.
Netball Victoria had planned for a mid-July return, however it has not yet announced concrete dates for netballers, detailing that it will do so once it has gained further clarification from relevant government and sporting bodies.
Similarly, MCDFNL president Stephen Broad said the local district league is seeking further clarification from higher ups before it sits down with its clubs to make a call on the 2020 season.
“We need to get clarification on a few things yet, it’s fine for them to say you can do this or that, but there are all sorts of requirements that come with those allowances which we want to make sure we understand fully before we sit down with clubs and decide whether and when we will start and what to do with it,” he said.
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