EFNL STATEMENT – 17/6/2021

Football will return to the Eastern Football Netball League this weekend.

The Victorian Government yesterday announced further easing of restrictions across the state, which take effect from 11:59pm on Thursday 17th of June and allow the return of Community Sport.

Below is a summary of key changes from the government and what they mean for matches played this weekend in Metropolitan Melbourne.

Travel restrictions lifted:
• 25km travel restrictions have been lifted and people can now travel between regional Victoria and metro Melbourne.

Metro community sport:
• Competition for seniors and juniors can resume with the minimum number of people required to participate and facilitate the activity.
• People necessary for events and participation, including those who need to accompany children, such as parents, guardians and carers, as well as teachers, instructors, trainers, coaches and umpires, can attend matches and training.
• Spectators are not allowed.

Indoor venue limits remain at 50. Unfortunately, this means that our Netball Competition cannot resume on Friday.

The League acknowledges spectators not being permitted to attend this weekend’s matches is a major challenge for clubs, and a disappointing outcome for supporters.  However, we respectfully ask the entire EFNL community to please respect the protocols implemented by the Victorian Government for this weekend’s games.

These protocols have been put in place with the community’s health and safety the priority.

Updated Return to Play protocols will be distributed to clubs once they are provided to AFL Victoria by the State Government.

We thank the EFNL community for your assistance and understanding.