Gisborne withdraws from 2020 competition

Gisborne Football Netball Club has announced its decision to withdraw its football and netball teams from the 2020 Bendigo Football Netball League competition.
In a statement issued to club members on Tuesday night, Bulldogs president John Wood said the difficult decision had been made in response to concerns for the health, safety and wellbeing of players, their families and the broader community.
“As we returned to training we were all hopeful that the season would get underway,” the statement read.
“Unfortunately, the recent spike in COVID cases brings with it significant concerns for our players and their families.
“The expectation that the COVID numbers will continue to increase in the short term led the committee to make this difficult decision.
“Our concerns for the health, safety and well-being of our players, their families and the broader community was the key driver for this decision.
“We are also mindful of our moral obligation to prevent the spill of the virus into regional and rural Victoria.
“Whilst we love to play, the safety of our families and friends is far more important.”
The BFNL board and clubs are set to meet tonight to discuss the fate of the 2020 season.

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