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THE Golden City Netball Association has called off its round four matches this Saturday following the positive tests of COVID-19 at two Bendigo schools.
The GCNA has players who attend both Catherine McAuley College and St Joseph's Primary School, which are both closed until next Wednesday after both have had one positive test.
"We've made the decision to postpone this round of netball for the safety of everyone," GCNA president Rachel Thomsen said on Thursday.
"We understand there would be some parents and kids in a stressful state at the moment, so we thought we'd make this decision and they don't have to worry about netball this weekend.
"We will now have to wait to see how this situation unfolds as to whether we return to the court or not this year."
The GCNA launched its season on July 11 with the intention of running a 12-week competition through to September 26, followed by knockout 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 semi-finals on October 3 and culminating in grand finals on October 10.
"Usually we like to consult our members when we make decisions like this, but once the information came out about the two schools we had to act immediately, so we'll postpone for this week pending more information," Thomsen said.
Meanwhile, AFL Central Victoria's KL Gold Bendigo Bank junior netball matches for tonight have also been called off.
The Thursday night competition, which was formed for teams from the cancelled Heathcote District and Loddon Valley leagues, was scheduled to play its round three games at Marong and Strathdale.
"We have notified the relevant parties that we have cancelled tonight's games. And in addition no training should be scheduled until further notice," AFLCV's Laura Naughton said.
The AFLCV competition features under-17, 15 and 13 divisions, with nine clubs competing.
Last weekend's results:
Elmore 46 def Calivil United 28
Huntly 45 def Heathcote 13
Maiden Gully YCW 58 def Bridgewater 29
Newbridge 50 def Marong 18.
1. Huntly - 2-0
2. Maiden Gully YCW - 2-0
3. Elmore - 1-0
4. Newbridge - 1-1
5. Calivil United - 1-1
6. Bridgewater - 1-1
7. North Bendigo - 0-1
8. Heathcote - 0-2
9. Marong - 0-2
Bridgewater 41 def Maiden Gully YCW 26
Newbridge 26 def Marong 22
Elmore 42 def Huntly 27
Calivil United 32 def North Bendigo 31
1. Bridgewater - 2-0
2. Calivil United - 2-0
3. Elmore - 1-1
4. Huntly - 1-1
5. Maiden Gully YCW - 1-1
6. Newbridge - 1-1
7. North Bendigo - 0-2
8. Marong - 0-2
North Bendigo 30 def Calivil United 24
Marong 26 def Bridgewater 16
1. North Bendigo - 2-0
2. Marong - 2-0
3. Calivil United - 0-2
4. Bridgewater - 0-2
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