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Sport returns this weekend with restrictions eased

COMMUNITY sport is back this weekend with the State Government easing restrictions to allow training and competitions for all ages to resume.

Acting premier, James Merlino, made the announcement on Wednesday morning, paving the way for games to get back underway.

“Community sport is back for all ages both for training and competition,” he said.

The Hampden Football Netball League (HFNL) will be back to a full contingent of games on both Saturday and Sunday with the Mininera and District Football League and South West District Football Netball League having scheduled byes due to the long weekend.

The HFNL season will resume with round nine games as scheduled.

The league is still unclear as to what will happen to the round seven and eight fixtures that were missed, the Kangaroos were scheduled to take on North Warrnambool and Koroit.

MDFL

THE Mininera and District Football League (MDFL) and Mininera and District Netball Association (MDNA) is looking for a measure to make up for the games lost due to COVID-19 while ensuring the draw best suits everyone.

With the long weekend bye taking place this weekend, the MDFL and MDNA will play at the soonest, next Saturday.

Having missed two games of football, the league ensures it is going to take measures that allow everyone to play each other at least once.

The draw usually sees teams play some clubs once and others twice but with rounds already having been cut off the season, it calls for a change in strategy.

The already missed rounds seven and eight fixtures will replace some of the double-up games, to be played rounds 15 and 16.

Home game allocations will be evened out when a return to play becomes clearer.

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