League draws mid-July line on season reboot

Justin FrisBusselton Dunsborough Times
Much like The Collie Eagles’ Tahlia Dawson-Gibbs and Busselton’s Rennie Sansom, all of the SWFL community have their eyes set on a 2020 season.
Camera IconMuch like The Collie Eagles’ Tahlia Dawson-Gibbs and Busselton’s Rennie Sansom, all of the SWFL community have their eyes set on a 2020 season. Credit: Justin Fris

The fate of the 2020 SWFL season will be known by mid-July, according to league general manager Simone Nani.

Club delegates overwhelm-ingly supported a nine-round season with finals during last week’s monthly league council meeting, subject to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the State Government.

However, Nani reiterated a season would not go ahead unless crowds were allowed to attend matches.

“The club presidents, delegates and SWFL executive understand everybody is wanting confirmation about the 2020 SWFL season,” she said.

“The SWFL would like to advise if the State Government allows minimum crowd numbers of 500 people or more and grants permission for clubs to have a sufficient amount of patrons within their clubrooms, then we will hold a 2020 season. Whilst there is still a number of details to work through, we envisage a nine-round home-and-away season with four weeks of finals.

“A possible start date for the season would be mid-July, with the grand final held in mid to late October.”

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