AFL GippslandGippsland Times | Local football and netball suffered what may well be the final nail in the coffin after community sport was cancelled last Friday night.

The intrepid 2021 season came to an abrupt halt after the state government asked sporting leagues to cancel all sport for the weekend, before plunging the entire state into lockdown from 1pm Saturday.

With cases rising in the regional town of Shepparton, most pundits around Gippsland football and netball kept a close eye on the situation with a degree of trepidation, but were cautiously optimistic they wouldn’t be affected. That optimism quickly turned to despair just as players were packing their bags to play on Friday night.

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