GOTAFE GVL Covid-19 Update and Response







The GOTAFE Goulburn Valley League’s (GVL) number one priority is the health and wellbeing of its supporters, players, umpires, officials, partners, volunteers and committees and everyone across all our local communities.

As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 increase, the AFL and Netball Victoria have been in a series of daily meetings with key stakeholders. Both organisations have issued statements and a series of recommendations in relation to community football and netball.

The board of the GOTAFE GVL met last night to review these recommendations. The board has endorsed that the start date of all GOTAFE GVL football and netball competitions be postponed until 31 May 2020. This means that the competition will commence on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

As per the advice of the AFL, the GVL is also advising that its clubs also apply this delay to all football and netball training sessions, meetings, social gatherings and face to face education sessions.

GOTAFE GVL Board Chairman David Roff says, “Whilst we are disappointed that we will not be able to kick off our football and netball seasons as we had planned, we understand that by following the recommendations of AFL, AFL Goulburn Murray, Netball Victoria, the Federal Government and World Health Organisation we will be doing all we can to ensure the health and safety of everyone within our communities. We can then hopefully get back to playing the games we love, albeit a little later than planned.”

There will be a GOTAFE GVL Club Presidents meeting next week where the board will work with all clubs within the league to ensure that the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone is maintained for all within our football and netball family.

Due to the shortened season, the Interleague match between the GOTAFE GVL & SS&A O&M will be postponed until 2021.

Goulburn Valley League Operations Manager Josephine Spencer says, “We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily, with any updates to be communicated to all key stakeholders as they become available. This is a rapidly evolving and ever-changing situation and maintaining strong lines of communications with our clubs, stakeholders and the general wider community is going to be key in coming weeks and months.”

As an organisation and as individuals, the GOTAFE GVL Board is committed to positive action during this time. David Roff says, “It is imperative that we all work together to ensure that engagement within our clubs is maintained and that everyone involved with clubs maintains strong links to their clubs. By taking these measures, we hope that everyone will be able to get back to playing football and netball quickly.”

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Senior Ladder

2019 GOTAFE GVL Seniors
1 Kyabram 72
2 Echuca 64
3 Shepparton 48
4 Rochester 40
5 Seymour 38
6 Tatura 36
7 Benalla 36
8 Mansfield 24
9 Euroa 24
10 Shepparton United 20
11 Mooroopna 16
12 Shepparton Swans 14

Reserves Ladder

2019 GOTAFE GVL Reserves
1 Seymour 64
2 Rochester 64
3 Echuca 60
4 Euroa 56
5 Shepparton Swans 36
6 Shepparton United 36
7 Tatura 32
8 Benalla 24
9 Shepparton 20
10 Mansfield 20
11 Kyabram 12
12 Mooroopna 8

U18 Ladder

1 Echuca 72
2 Seymour 56
3 Mooroopna 52
4 Rochester 48
5 Kyabram 48
6 Shepparton 46
7 Shepparton United 36
8 Mansfield 34
9 Benalla 16
10 Euroa 12
11 Shepparton Swans 8
12 Tatura 4