Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Season officially over

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The Griffith and District Football Associatio­n has announced the official cancellati­on of the 2021 season.

Despite lockdown being lifted in most regional NSW communitie­s on Thursday, the NSW Government has still placed a ban on the resumption of community sport.

Minor premiers have been declared based on results from the season.

‘‘Even though our winter competitio­n season finals cannot be conducted, GDFA would like to acknowledg­e the achievemen­ts and congratula­te the minor premiers for 2021,’’ the associatio­n said in its announceme­nt.

The GDFA also thanked its players, parents, coaches, volunteers and supporters for supporting the season through its challenges with the pandemic.

The Deniliquin Wanderers finished third in the senior men’s section, of seven teams.

The locals had hoped to get back on the soccer pitch to contest the remainder of the season and finals.

The final game of the general fixture was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday.

The minor premiers were awarded as follows:

Billabong Women’s 9s – Yoogali FC. Senior Men’s – Yoogali FC.

Over 35s – Hanwood FC 35.1. Under 16s – Yoogali FC.

Under 14s – Yenda Tigers SC. Under 12s – Yoogali SC.

Under 11s – Griffith City FC.

The NSW Government has not provided a timeline for community sports to resume in its announceme­nt.

 ??  ?? Mark Rourke in action in July, before border rules and lockdowns cancelled games.
Mark Rourke in action in July, before border rules and lockdowns cancelled games.

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