Further to our previous notification last Thursday (12th March 2019) and following recent developments across Australia we have decided to postpone all Gladiators pre-season training and practice matches for the next 3 or 4 weeks.
The official YJFL football season commences on Sunday 19 April which is 5 weeks away so there is still quite a bit of time to make decisions about participation in round 1.
I am sure you will agree that the safety of our boys and girls, their parents, grandparents and the wider community is paramount and that is why we have made this decision. Transmission risks of COVID-19 can occur through close physical contact, tackling and even from touching a football that has been handled by an infected person so in our view it is best to take a risk minimisation approach in these circumstances.
We will provide further information about our Gladiators season as matters develop and more information is known.
In the meantime please stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all training and playing at the Gladiators as soon as possible.