Posted on Thursday 5th August, 2021
ANOTHER COVID UPDATE
The Victorian Government has today announced a lockdown extension for Victoria. For Metropolitan Melbourne, the lockdown is extended until 70% of the eligible population have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, estimated to be around September 23. Regional Victoria may be able to emerge from lockdown at an earlier date, pending future announcements.
Football Victoria’s Board of Directors will now meet promptly to consider the impacts on all 2021 football competitions and our Victorian football stakeholders. This will be communicated as quickly as possible to provide a roadmap for our community on the remainder of the season for each competition.
To ensure we can navigate this current wave as quickly as possible, it is essential that everyone adheres to Government directions. Learn more about the essential steps here.
You can also refer to the FFV FAQs for further information on COVID-19 and football.
ANOTHER COVID UPDATE
The Victorian Government announced another extension to the lockdown for Metropolitan Melbourne, so we confirm that all Football/Futsal activities in Metropolitan Melbourne will be further suspended until at least 11:59pm, Thursday 2 September. All continues as per standard Lockdown rules. Stay Safe.
FURTHER COVID UPDATE
With the Victorian Government’s announcement of an extension to the lockdown for Metropolitan Melbourne, we confirm that all Football/Futsal activities in Metropolitan Melbourne will be further suspended until at least 11:59pm, Thursday 19 August. All continues as per standard Lockdown rules. Be Safe!!!!
Sorry but due to the recent government announcement of a 7 day lockdown there will not be any games this weekend (Aug 7/8), nor will there be any training until the end of Lockdown 6.0
Fingers crossed it’s a quick one!
We will keep you updated about any catch-up rounds or extensions to the season as we are advised.
Here is the message we received from the FFV:
With the State Government’s announcement that Victoria will enter a seven day lockdown, Football Victoria (FV) confirms that all Football/Futsal activities from 8.00pm tonight, Thursday, August 5 will be suspended.
This includes all organised competitions, practice matches & training sessions, refereeing training sessions, in-person referee & coaching courses, Cup competitions/tournaments, Futsal competitions and training, Talent ID and FV elite development programs.
We recommend any Clubs with training scheduled tonight do not proceed with this session, due to the lockdown commencing from 8pm.
Please visit our COVID-19 FAQs for further details.
At this stage, we anticipate that competitions will resume as scheduled next weekend. We encourage all Clubs and Associations to stay connected with parents and players to prepare them for the resumption of football.
Football Victoria will continue to liaise with the Department of Sport and Recreation and will provide updates as they are available.
Please stay safe and we look forward to football resuming following this lockdown.
Sincerely yours in football,
CEO, Football Victoria