Mansfield Courier

GVL cancels last two rounds of season

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The GOTAFE Goulburn Valley Football Netball League board have announced the cancellati­on of the final two rounds of the regular home and away season, following discussion­s around the impacts of the recent COVID-19 cases in Shepparton.

This puts an end to the Mansfield Eagles’ season, as they won’t be participat­ing in the finals, which itself hangs in the balance.

The GVL board noted the announceme­nt is extremely disappoint­ing, but community safety was the priority.

GVL board chairman David Roff said, “The GVL board has agreed unanimousl­y to cancel the remaining two rounds of the GVL home and away season.

“We need to allow time for contact tracing to occur to ascertain if any close contacts exist within clubs.

“The board felt that it was in the best interest for the health and safety of everyone in all our communitie­s to cancel all scheduled games for rounds 15 and 16.

“The future of the finals series will be assessed as we received additional advice from the relevant authoritie­s and will be discussed at a presidents’ meeting scheduled for early next week.”

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