Club Statement

WAFC Statement – 2020 Season Postponed

West Adelaide Football Club would like to advise all members and supporters the postponement of all State League competitions, including Reserves and the U18 Torrens University Cup, until May 31 in response to the coronavirus.

A review of competitions which have already commenced, including the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League and U16 Torrens University Cup, is continuing, with a shortened season under consideration. An announcement regarding these competitions will be made shortly.

The decision to postpone the 2020 season was a united one between the AFL, SANFL and every other State League body, and one which SANFL Clubs supported.

Along with the entire football industry, our priority is to look after the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff, members, fans and broader community.

As you can imagine this is an extremely difficult time for our club which will obviously have an enormous impact on us financially.

With regards to club memberships, please understand this decision to postpone competitions has happened very quickly. We are therefore working through these issues and will keep you informed as soon as we can.

We understand the likelihood of the broader impact of coronavirus on our members and this will be taken into consideration in our decision making.

There has also never been a greater need for those members and fans who are in a position to financially support our club to do so.

I am sure you can appreciate the constantly changing situation and we will continue to work through the impact on the Club’s operations and provide further updates as soon as possible.

Ben Hopkins