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Grand final on hold for Caris, Clarke


Two Wimmera footballer­s will have to wait a little longer to contest the VFLW grand final after Sunday’s fixture was postponed due to a COVID-19 lockdown.

Horsham’s Rene Caris and former Ararat Storm player Georgia Clarke were set to feature in Geelong Cats’ showdown with Collingwoo­d, before the decider was put on hold.

AFL leaders have announced the organisati­on remains ‘fiercely committed’ to staging the VFLW grand final as soon as COVID-19 restrictio­ns allow.

Undefeated reigning premier Collingwoo­d has not played since defeating Essendon in a secondsemi final win on July 4, while the Cats last took to the park in a preliminar­y final win over the Bombers on July 31.

Clarke booted three goals and was named among her side’s best players in the victory.

The preliminar­y final was also on hold for three weeks during the state’s fifth COVID-19 lockdown.

The VFL and VFLW are classified as community sports, which are not permitted under lockdown regulation­s.

Clarke and committed to 2022 season.

Caris have both the Cats for the

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