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Update from the Club on Season 2020

Heathmont Jets Football Netball Club

Update On COVID-19 - Tuesday, March 17

The Heathmont Jets Football Netball Club is committed to keeping its players, officials, members and supporters informed of all developments in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) on the 2020 Football and Netball Season.

Late on Tuesday 17thMarch the Eastern Football Netball League (EFNL) issued the following statement:

Following a meeting of the Six Senior Metropolitan Community Leagues today, including the EFNL, EDFL, NFNL, SFNL, VAFA and WRFL, the decision has been made to manage the COVID-19 issue for community football, netball and umpiring with a united, consistent and staged approach.

A collective decision has been made to postpone all Community Senior and Junior football and Netball competitions until the weekend of Saturday, May 2, 2020.

All Leagues have agreed to suspend practice matches and training effective immediately.

The Leagues will re-convene on Tuesday, April 14 to review and/or confirm this commencement date, subject to the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This decision has been reached with consideration to consistency, League and Club Sustainability and the Health and Welfare of our players, officials, volunteers, spectator and umpires.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding with this matter. The EFNL Board will formally meet Wednesday to discuss and approve the plan considering all the information available.

Our Club will continue to fully support this decision of the League, and will continue to ensure that we comply with all of the actions and advice from the League and other relevant government, health and sporting authorities and organisations in relation to limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus and safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all of our Club members and the broader community.

Consequently, the Club will continue to SUSPEND all training, practice matches and events across the entire Club (Senior, Junior, Football, and Netball) until will are advised of a commencement date for these activities.

Key personnel from both the Senior and Junior arms of the Club will be meeting next week to discuss the implications of this unprecedented situation, and to formulate a Club response and strategy to manage the many challenges that this situation will present, but it is important that we take a little time to digest and consider the information that we have only been made aware of over the last two days.

In the meantime, the Club continues to strongly encourage anyone who is feeling unwell with cold/flu like symptoms, to please seek prompt medical advice and isolate from other club members until your health status is determined.

It is paramount that support and engagement in local community football continues during these times. It is vital that players, coaches, officials, volunteers, members, supporters and sponsors maintain support for our Club during this challenging period.

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