What is the Perth Football League doing?
We have contacted all Club Presidents to gauge the status of each club.
We are preparing two plans, a nine-week season and a cancelled season. Clubs will be provided this financial information the beginning 30th March 2020 to apply to their own club situation.
We have set up a closed Facebook group for Club Presidents to engage, share and lean on each other through this period of uncertainty.
Are clubs and players able to continue training?
No, this was made effective since our communication to all clubs on Tuesday 17 March, clubs should have ceased training. At this stage, we are unable to confirm when training will re-commence, given the changing nature of the situation.
A group of football players training at any location is not the response governments are seeking to address the spread of COVID-19. A high portion of our players are in the highest community group contracting the virus. The actions of certain players cannot be beyond what the community expects nor can it reflect on the reputation of the League and other clubs. Where we find club officials and/or players in training that contravenes government orders, the League will take action which may include sanctions, fines, player deregistration.
How often will the league be giving updates to clubs?
We will keep clubs updated as information comes to hand. The football industry is united making decisions necessary to protect the health our football family and the wider community.
We understand that this has not been easy for our clubs and players. We thank you for your support and leadership as we all do our part to help slow the spread of this virus to the broader community.