State league community clubs make decision on football season 2020

Great Southern Mail medal winning ruckman Peter Hoban of Mount Compass in action. The Great Southern Football League will start on July 11.
Great Southern Mail medal winning ruckman Peter Hoban of Mount Compass in action. The Great Southern Football League will start on July 11.

It has become decision time for community football league around the state if they are to play in 2020.

All leagues had until June 17 to make a decision and 11 South Australian country leagues have made the call to not play.

Eleven leagues have committed to start on either July 4 or July 11.

Leagues cancelling a 2020 season are Far North, Great Flinders, Kangaroo Island (playing juniors only), Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara, Mallee, Mid West, Riverland, Eastern Eyre, Mid South Eastern, Western Border and Yorke Peninsula.

Leagues currently committed to delivering a season in 2020 include Adelaide Footy League, Great Southern, North Eastern, Port Lincoln, River Murray, Southern, Adelaide Plains, Barossa, Light and Gawler, Northern Areas, Spencer Gulf, Hills and Whyalla.

Football to return in some community country leagues in July.

Football to return in some community country leagues in July.

The SANFL are yet to confirm if the Far West will start season 2020.

League presidents and secretaries of community football met on Tuesday, June 9 and were advised by the South Australian National Football League that from July 3, community football would be able to return to competition with crowds of up to 500.

This story Leagues prepare for 2020 start in July first appeared on The Times.

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