WAFC chief executive still upbeat on grassroots restart
West Australian Football Commission chief executive Gavin Taylor is optimistic regarding the return of community football in 2020.
Mr Taylor, who has been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, believes strides have been made over the past few weeks.
“While community football remains postponed until May 31, the situation is constantly being monitored and it is anticipated there will be a further update on the time line at the end of April,” he said.
“The conditions relevant to the May 31 postponement, whereby football club training and matches are not permitted, remain in place at this point in time.”
“We certainly haven’t given up on this season and, along with all participants and fans, are excited for footy to start again as soon as possible.
“We will be ready to go when the green light is given, knowing that footy will play a huge part in reconnecting communities right across WA.”
“It is important to remember that in all of our decisions, we will continue taking advice from all levels of government and medical experts so that the safety of our players, coaches, umpires, staff and volunteers is prioritised.”