AFL Gippsland has extended the postponement for the commencement of a season to May 31.
The postponement is in line with the Victorian government’s extension of the state of emergency until midnight May 11.
In a Facebook post, AFL Gippsland said its postponement would “allow for close to a three week lead-in period, providing an appropriate wind back of restrictions from the government is in place as of May 12”.
All leagues under AFL Gippsland – the Gippsland League, East Gippsland Football Netball League and North Gippsland Football Netball League – are covered by the update.
“Again, we thank all leagues, clubs and their members for their understanding and collaborative approach to combating the impact the virus may have in Gippsland,” the governing body said in a statement.
“It is our intention to play football and netball at some stage in 2020, and this is the basis of our ongoing operational and budgetary planning across a range of season start date scenarios.
“We will provide further updates in coming weeks when available.”