Competition leagues are heading back to the drawing board after another missed round of community sport.
After the announcement on Friday that all community sport was called off due to lockdown restrictions, it led to the Central Victoria Football League Women's competition missing its last remaining regular round of the season, while the Bendigo Junior Football League also had to drop another week of matches.
Now that we're in the final stages of the regular football year, both competitions have a question mark hanging over them in relation to what the remainder of the season will look like.
AFL CV football operations manager Nathan Williams said the next step in the decision making process would focus on consulting with all relevant clubs.
"With everything on the weekend happening so quickly we're yet to consult with the clubs," he said.
"Both the BJFL and CVFLW have advisory committees who we will meet with first and then with all of the clubs.
"However, there are just too many unknowns surrounding it all.
"It's all dependent on the length of this lockdown and how it all plays out.
"We want to be able to make plans, but it's also difficult as we don't know if what we decide on will eventuate.
"But at the same time we will need to have those plans in place if we can play again."
It's expected the meetings will take place over the coming days.
In the CVFLW competition, Golden Square (12-0) sits on top of the ladder undefeated, followed by Bendigo Thunder (9-3) (310.62%) and Eaglehawk (9-3) (231.09%) rounding out the top-three.
In the battle for fourth position, Kangaroo Flat (147.93%) and Strathfieldsaye (96.64%) are tied on 5-7, but the Roos have the clear percentage advantage and are likely to secure a spot in finals.
Meanwhile, The Bendigo Football Netball League has said it won't rush any decisions about its finals series.
BFNL lost its final home and away round and the league's finals series won't be starting as scheduled next weekend.
The Sunraysia Football and Netball League announced on Monday that it had cancelled the remainder of the 2021 season, citing the latest lockdown as the primary reason to call it off.
"The uncertainty of the time frame for any possible return to resume competitions were also a consideration," SFNL said in a statement.
"Accordingly, no premierships, league medals or individual awards will be given for the 2021 cancelled competitions.
"Although it is disheartening for everyone involved, the SFNL thanks all participants, officials, clubs and volunteers for their contribution to the competitions this year and look forward to a return to community football and netball in the 2022 season."
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