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Tigers put training on hold

Bannockburn celebrates its 2019 GDFL premiership. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

REIGNING GDFL premier Bannockburn has become the latest club to put training on hold as uncertainty surrounds continues to plague a possible start to the region’s local football seasons.

The GDFL is waiting for further state government advise before putting a timeline in place, while AFL Barwon has set June 9 as a deadline for a decision on senior football in the BFL and GFL.

The Tigers have taken to social media today to state their position.

“.. the BFNC exec committee have decided that there is to be no sanctioned training/small outdoor group training to be conducted until we have clarification from the governing bodies (AFL Barwon and GDFL) post the State cabinet meeting on June 9 for both football and netball,” president Scott Penning wrote.

We are hoping that a determination will be made in this meeting to give us and clubs a clear picture if a season is to happen.

“We understand that this may not be new that people are wanting to hear, but as an executive committee, your health and well-being are our priority.

Meanwhile, East Geelong will wait until gatherings of 20 people are allowed before recommencing.

“While I am sure that there are many players and their families keen to get into training now that training groups of up to 10 players is allowed, the club has decided to delay a decision on a return to training for players until larger group gatherings of least 20 players are allowed,” president Sean O’Leary said on the Eagles’ social media channels.

“Given the strict protocols that are required in relation to player hygiene and keeping clubs facilities and equipment clean, the club would like to take some additional time to get these critical requirements absolutely right so that players and their families can feel confident they are returning to a safe club environment.”

krockfootball.com.au revealed on Monday 2019 GDFL preliminary finalist Werribee Centrals will only start organised training if the GDFL season gets the green light.

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