Media Statement | This AFL Outer East statement is to inform the public that ;
The AFL Outer East season has been postponed until May 31st
All AFL Outer East events have been suspended effective immediately
All Club activity (Practice matches, training, Auskick/Net Set Go, events/functions, school programs) are suspended effective immediately. These cannot resume until May 31st 2020
The AFL Outer East Office will be closed until April 14th, with all staff working from home
That Region General Manager Aaron Bailey will be available to assist clubs should they require it during this time
Our immediate priority is for the well being of all members of the AFL Outer East community.
Rest assured, we are committed to holding football and netball competitions in season 2020.
Given the unique nature of the situation, we will investigate all possibilities in providing this to our clubs and community.
Key in our thinking will be ;
Player, volunteer, umpire & staff welfare
Association & Club viability & sustainability
Financial impact for the Association, its Clubs & Partners
Impact and ramifications for our competitions and fixtures
The current environment is an ever evolving one and we ask that all AFL Outer East participants, members and stakeholders stay calm and know that their health and safety is at the forefront of every decision.
We ask that AFL Outer East participants, members and stakeholders to hold questions until a FAQ document has been put together.