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AFL-listed players unable to compete in state leagues

AFL-listed players unable to compete in state leagues

📁 News 🕔13.May 2020
AFL-listed players unable to compete in state leagues

In a letter sent to all clubs yesterday the AFL confirmed that no AFL-listed player will be permitted to participate in a second-tier competition in 2020. The decision has been made to ensure compliance with strict quarantine measures and health and safety protocols which the part-time nature of these competitions does not allow for.

Box Hill Hawks President Ed Sill emphasised that the health and safety of players remains the top priority of the Box Hill Hawks Football Club.

“The club remains in a strong position off the field and the way our players, staff and coaches have worked together to chart this difficult situation has been encouraging,” said Sill.

“Box Hill Hawks continue to work closely with the AFL, all VFL clubs, State Government, local council and its players and staff as we work towards potential scenarios to see a return to play in 2020.”

Hawthorn CEO Justin Reeves said both clubs had enjoyed a successful alignment for nearly 20 years.

“The relationship between Hawthorn and Box Hill remains strong as we face one of the most difficult periods in our collective history,” said Reeves.

“There are a number of hurdles for both clubs to navigate as we respond to the coronavirus situation, we do so with the best interests of both clubs at heart and look forward to the time when we can reinstate the alignment across all its elements, whenever that may be.”

As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, Box Hill Hawks will continue to keep its members and supporters and stakeholders updated regularly.

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