AFL Victoria Junior Development Series Cancelled
AFL Victoria Junior Development Series
Across the AFL football community the health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials, partners and communities is the priority.
Following a series of meetings over the last number of days involving the AFL and all State and Territory CEOs, recommendations have been made in relation to Community football, including:
- All AFL and AFL State association managed or operated leagues along with the NAB AFL Auskick Centres programs currently operating or set to begin, will be postponed until 31st May 2020.
- The AFL has advised independently governed junior and senior leagues and associations to postpone the commencement and/or operation of their leagues/associations until the same date (May 31, 2020).
After consultation with the metropolitan community football leagues, a unanimous, joint decision has been made by AFL Victoria and the relevant metropolitan community football leagues not to hold the Metropolitan Junior Development Series in 2020. While we are all disappointed the Metropolitan Junior Development Series won’t be held in 2020, the united position of AFL Victoria and the metropolitan community football leagues was made in the best interests of all players, coaches, umpires, officials, staff and volunteers. It is paramount that support and engagement in community football continues during these times. It is vital players, coaches, administrators, supporters, sponsors, volunteers and kids retain close links to their local clubs. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our football participants and the wider community that we are all a part of, and this was at the forefront of this decision by AFL Victoria and the metropolitan community football leagues.
Unfortunately, the Under 13's carnival between the RDFNL, EDFL & WRFL has also been cancelled for season 2020.