WAFL set to resume Saturday
The 2021 WAFL competition is likely to resume on Saturday, with round five set to be played as scheduled.
The WA Football Commission (WAFC) released a statement on Monday afternoon after Premier Mark McGowan confirmed the lockdown for the Perth and Peel regions would end at 12:01 AM on Tuesday morning, despite masks being mandatory until Saturday.
'The postponement of football activity in the Perth & Peel regions will be lifted from midnight tonight and in line with the easing of restrictions, clubs may recommence training sessions from tomorrow. ' the statement read.
'As football recommences across the state, clubs and participants are reminded of the requirement to follow the WA Government restrictions currently in place.'
Round four of the WAFL season was not played as scheduled because of the lockdown, which began at midnight on Friday April 23rd.
A decision is yet to be made on whether the round will be rescheduled or shelved altogether, with the WAFC investigating it's options.
However, the various competitions are set to resume this weekend, the statement confirmed.
'Pending further direction and health advice from the State Government, the Optus WAFL & WAFLW will resume this weekend with Round 5 & 10 to be played across those competitions respectively, with additional COVID safety measures in place as required. '
'The 2021 Go for 2&5 Metro Junior Football season will begin this weekend, pending further advice from the State Government.'
All Metro-based senior competitions will resume this weekend, pending further advice from the State Government.
The Perth Football League, Metro Football League, Peel Football & Netball League, Hills Football Association and AFL Masters fixtures are able to resume this weekend, pending further advice from the State Government.
A decision on whether crowds can attend WAFL and WAFLW matches will be made later in the week.
Sport FM 91.3's broadcast match for round 5 is South Fremantle v Subiaco at Fremantle Oval, with coverage starting at 1:40 PM.
IMAGE: The West Australian.