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Vic Health Department clears junior sport to restart in regional areas.

Organized sport can return to action this weekend in regional Victoria for participants aged 18 and under according to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

Flow News 24 contacted the department earlier today seeking comment on the changing of restrictions in regional areas for local sport.

DHHS spokesperson Lauren said as of 11.59 pm Thursday 3 June, outdoor community sport in regional Victoria is permitted to resume for those 18 and under, with no more than the minimum number of members required to conduct the activity.

“We ask communities to practice common sense when organizing community sport and ensure adults attending are for the purposes of looking after their dependents only,” said the spokesperson.
“Adults in regional Victoria are permitted to undertake training only, again outdoors.”
“Regional Victorians can travel freely within regional Victoria and are permitted to travel across borders, where permitted by other states.”

Despite the tick of approval from the department, it is unlikely many football and netball competitions will take up the offer to play this weekend.

Wimmera Football and Netball are meeting tonight to discuss the possibility with no word yet from Sunraysia, North Central and Horsham and Districts.

Netball Victoria’s Association Championships planned for Bendigo on Sunday have also officially been postponed.

However, in the south of the state AFL Barwon has committed to junior matches going ahead this weekend.

In a statement on their website, AFL Barwon said they intend to ‘Play On’ with junior football and netball this weekend, starting this Friday night if deemed safe to do so by the Victorian State Government.


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