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Dear members of the Glenorchy Magpie Family,
I don’t need to tell you that these are very challenging times for the Glenorchy District Football Club, the football community and everyone in our wider community.
Obviously, with the new government restrictions now in place, all the core operations of our club have now been suspended – our senior football teams, our junior club, our bar, function centre and bingo.
While our players are understandably disappointed not be taking on Clarence on 4 April after four months of intense pre-season training, we all understand the current situation is bigger than football.
The AFL wishes to advise that following a meeting with AFL State CEOs a collective decision has been made to postpone the operation and / or the commencement of each premier State League (including the TSL and TSLW) and state talent program (including the NAB League Boys and Girls competitions).
The decision was collectively agreed upon based on the part-time nature of these competitions and the financial implications for the State League clubs and State Leagues.
This decision is effective until May 31.
The AFL will continue to explore all fixturing alternatives to ensure matches are played, however, acknowledges the situation is fluid and any decision made may change.
The health and safety of our football community – participants, players, coaches, umpires, volunteers and fans are paramount.
The AFL is closely monitoring the situation with respect to COVID-19 and it is important that any information you receive with respect to COVID-19 or any other infectious illness comes from a reputable source. We are regularly consulting with the Australian Government, the World Health Organisation and the AFL’s Chief Medical Officers on the best advice for our football community.