More local sport to return

Sale City plays Sale in the under 13s. Photo: David Braithwaite

David Braithwaite

MOST senior sport will return next week following the state government’s easing of COVID restrictions across regional Victoria.
Acting Premier James Merlino on Wednesday announced people of all ages will be able to take part in training and competitions for indoor and outdoor sport from Friday.
Attendance will be capped at 150 people, with no more than 50 people indoors. In a rule which will benefit sports like golf, there aren’t venue limits if a 100 metre distance can be maintained between groups.
Groups can’t be bigger than 20 people for outdoor sport, and 10 for indoor sport.
Gyms can also reopen within the restrictions for indoor sport and recreation.
Individual sporting bodies will update their return to play and training guidelines, based on the changes in restrictions.
Junior outdoor sport was able to proceed last weekend, with adults limited to training. Senior and junior indoor sport was not permitted.
The North and East Gippsland football-netball leagues won’t play this long weekend, as initially scheduled, and will resume their seasons on June 19, as will the Gippsland League, which opted not to play tomorrow.
For more, including junior footy photos, read Friday’s Gippsland Times.