Kangaroo Island football, netball season COVID-19 match switch

CLUB VETERANS: The Parndana Roosters celebrated new uniforms and some milestones for its players, Tom Wurst, Will Stanton, Shane Leahy and Robert Kelly. Photo: Parndana Sports Club
CLUB VETERANS: The Parndana Roosters celebrated new uniforms and some milestones for its players, Tom Wurst, Will Stanton, Shane Leahy and Robert Kelly. Photo: Parndana Sports Club

The Australian rules football and netball competitions on Kangaroo Island are hoping to see all matches played.

The final call will be made after more meetings with the clubs early next week.

But one option would be to have the two matches postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions last weekend and this weekend played after the resumption of regularly scheduled matches.

The two football matches postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions last weekend and this weekend would be played after the resumption of regularly scheduled matches.

Training was allowed to resume this week but matches only resume the following weekend, Saturday, August 7 when Kingscote hosts Parndana and Western Districts hosts Dudley United.

The next weekend then sees Parndana host Western Districts and Dudley United hosts Wisanger.

After that the last two weekends in August will see the games missed in Round 12 and 13 played, before the finals begin in September.

Kangaroo Island Football League president Heath Gurney said if another COVID-19 outbreak was to occur, the league had various contingency plans for how to call the season.

Any clubs that had already organised end-of-season functions would now have to work around the new schedule.

And the medal presentation functions will also have to be reassessed.

Parndana Sports Club had not yet organised its end-of-season function but would now look at its options, Cheryl May said.

The Roosters meanwhile were celebrating new uniforms, a new fence and some milestones for its players.

Robert Kelly has chalked up 300 games, Shane Leahy and Tom Wurst 250 games each and Will Stanton has played 100 games.

With no football or netball on this weekend, The Islander is working on article about the 70 year anniversary of netball on KI for next week's print edition.

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