On behalf of the club, I would formally like to announce that unfortunately, due to circumstances outside the control of the league, and with the recent state government decision to close down suburbs within the community, the VAFA Board have decided that the best interests of everyone involved, to cancel season 2020.
Other factors influencing this decision by the VAFA Board:
- The health and wellbeing of the VAFA community
- The financial viability of all clubs – short and long term
- VAFA Club sustainability
- The burden on club volunteers
- Legal liability (insurance)
- The possibility of a compromised season
- Further COVID19 outbreaks impacting the VAFA competition.
I would also like to thank our club committee, our club Board, our coaching staff, our players, partners and their families, along with all our club members, supporters and sponsors for your dedication, enthusiasm and preparedness to work through this difficult time for everyone, in trying to work towards a football season for 2020. I, along with the club, can’t thank you enough for remaining so positive in what has been such a devastating year for everyone.
The club will continue to operate over the coming months and we look to support our junior teams within the SMJFL as they prepare to commence their season. It is a shame that we won’t be able to hold large functions within our new facility, but this will also give us time to properly fit out our new facility to the higher standard.
Stage II of our exciting new development, being the completion of our original heritage listed grandstand, and new offices below will be ready for us to occupier in early August.
We will continue to provide up-to-date newsletters, and other social media posts over the coming months, to keep you up-to-date with all our upcoming events and functions once restrictions are eased. Although this has been a disappointing into what was promising to be a fantastic year for the club, will allow us to be bigger and better than ever election you. Thanks again for your continued support of the club and we look forward to an amazing 2021.
St.Bedes / Mentone Tigers AFC