SANFL today announced the postponement of the 2020 Statewide Super Women’s League until May 31 and strongly recommended that all Community Football competitions across South Australia also be postponed until that date.
In addition, SANFL has postponed National Pharmacies SANFL Juniors and NAB AFL Auskick until May 31.
The 2020 SANFL U16 Torrens University Cup, which commenced two weeks ago, has been cancelled.
Today’s decision is consistent with the earlier postponement of the men’s Statewide Super League and state talent programs as a measure to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.
SANFL CEO Jake Parkinson said the health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials and communities has been the number one priority throughout this decision-making process.
He said SANFL Club CEOs were supportive of the League’s decision to postpone the Women’s League competition, due to play Round 5 this weekend.
In line with a national decision on Community Football by the AFL, SANFL is strongly recommending that all affiliated leagues in SA cease any play until May 31, including training.
SANFL will continue to review these decisions based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health authorities.
“The recommendation to all affiliated leagues was collectively agreed upon due to the nature of shared public facilities across community football clubs and the health and safety of football’s volunteer network,” Mr Parkinson said.
SANFL is continuing to work with all affiliated Community Football leagues to provide ongoing support during this extremely challenging time.