To: YJFL community
I write with regard to today’s statement by the AFL & the other Melbourne Metropolitan Football Leagues regarding a start date for their 2020 seasons.
The YJFL was not invited to today’s meetings of League CEO’s, and has not been consulted about season start dates. The communication by both the Leagues and the AFL has not been discussed with nor agreed by the YJFL Executive & Board.
We will continue to meet with YJFL clubs to discuss & review our plans for the season, with our next Board meeting being tonight, and our Club Presidents meeting tomorrow night. When we as a League & Community are satisfied that it is safe to play games in whatever form, and at whatever time & venue that is suitable, we will announce that to our community.
I wish to reiterate that we will do everything in our power to give our boys & girls the chance to play the game they love, as soon as possible.
We remain keen to meet with the AFL & AFL Victoria, as well as the State Government authorities to discuss and co-ordinate our response to these very difficult circumstances.
To be clear, no decision has been made at this point as to the start of our season.
Jeff Hooper President of YJFL
AFL & other League announcements: AFL statement: https://aflvic.com.au/a-note-to-the-afl-football-community/ VAFA statement: https://www.vafa.com.au/vafa-makes-decision-on-2020-season/