The West Australian Football League, WAFLW, and WA Talent programs have been postponed until May 31st in an effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus throughout our community.
The decision has been made together with the AFL and State football bodies around Australia as part of a national approach to protect the well-being of all players, coaches, umpires, officials, staff and volunteers.
West Australian Football Commission CEO Gavin Taylor said the WAFC was now focussed on guiding and supporting WAFL clubs through this unprecedented and extremely challenging period.
“We will be working through the impact on WAFL Clubs, members, players, staff, supporters and sponsors over the coming days,” he said.
“As an industry we will come together and work through this difficult period.”
“This will include reviewing operations, expenditure and sustainability strategies, so that we are well placed to get through this challenge and focus on our recovery and return to competition following the postponement,” he said.
“Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our football participants and the wider community that we are all a part of, and this will remain at the forefront of all decisions that are made throughout this process.”
The WAFC remains in discussions with the AFL and other State bodies with regards to the postponement of senior and junior community football competitions and will provide an update as soon as possible.
Whilst the WAFC will continue to provide updates at www.wafootball.com.au/covid19 the football community is also urged to remain informed via the following key sources of information:
Australian Government Department of Health
WA Government Department of Health