YJFL Season to Start in mid-July – Subject to Victorian Government Approval
The Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL) has confirmed that its 2020 season will start in mid-July.
This will coincide with date when the Chief Medical Officer deems it possible for up to 100 people to gather outdoors, and is of course subject to State Government approval.
The planned season will comprise 12 home and away games plus two weeks of finals in October. The season would conclude on Sunday, October 11.
YJFL CEO Tim Murray said a detailed COVID-19 management plan would be implemented and actioned by all clubs and teams when the season starts. Mr Murray said,
“All 32 sporting clubs and over 550 teams that compete in the competition will be trained in COVID-19 management, and appropriate social distancing guidelines of the day will be practiced.”
YJFL President Jeff Hooper said
“My message for our parents & kids is that we have everything we need from the government to be positive about a return to footy sometime in approximately mid-July.
The exact timing is hard, but it’s time to focus on how good it is to be playing footy again. Junior football clubs provide critical support for our young people, who have been so affected by recent events.
We need to get these young people back together, into their support networks, being physically active – they tell us how much they want footy to start again.”
For more information visit the YJFL website