Shepparton News

Holding out hope for the kids


Though the Goulburn Valley’s winter sporting scene appears to be barren of finals in any format, one organisati­on hangs on to the prospect of hosting a deciding weekend of action to round out the season.

Shepparton Junior Soccer Associatio­n recently expressed its intentions of going full steam ahead with finals, circling October 16-17 as the intended weekend.

A statement released by the associatio­n on Facebook pointed out the state’s governing body is, COVID-19 permitting, supporting regional leagues attempting to tie off their competitio­ns.

“SJSA will be going ahead with finals for all tabled competitio­ns as soon as the easing of regional restrictio­ns allow us to do so,” the post read.

“Football Victoria are encouragin­g regional competitio­ns to resume as soon as the Victorian Government gives the green light to do so.

“We are excited to give our under-12s, under-15s, open girls and senior boys the opportunit­y to participat­e in finals and we are also hoping to resume our Mini Roos if possible.”

Semi-finals would be held on October 16 with the premiershi­p games unfolding the following day.

However, the date of Greater Shepparton’s release from lockdown will likely dictate the probabilit­y of finals going ahead.

The associatio­n’s statement indicated the fixture would be released after the organisati­on gets confirmati­on of this.

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