CONTACT adult sport has been banned across Victoria which has lead to the announcement the Western Victorian Female Football League senior football season is postponed indefinitely.
Discussions have now taken place between a number of WVFFL clubs and AFL Western District this week.
AFLWD said the decision would be revisited at the appropriate time when certainty was given on when there might be an opportunity for seniors to train with contact and compete.
Full-contact training was scheduled to resume on Monday, July 13, with full-contact competition able to be played from July 20.
The season was scheduled to begin on August 1.
The Ararat Storm was gearing up for an exciting return to the competition.
Senior coach Beck Phillips said Ararat Storm players were still really enthusiastic and keen to play if there was to be a season.
"There has been some talk about if a season doesn't go ahead and restrictions allow us to, we could play some friendly games between other clubs," she said.
"For us, that would be ideal. We have a bunch of players who are really committed and have been training all this time so for them to actually get any sort of game time it would be a fantastic outcome. Obviously, we understand why the restrictions are needed. I guess we just try and keep positive."
Ms Phillips said the coronavirus restrictions change frequently and weekly she has new information to dissect.
"Eventually a call will need to be made but we're holding out and staying hopeful," she said. "There will be a time though where we just say let's can the season and focus on next year."
Ms Phillips said it was important for players of all ages to keep up the engagement of the sport.
"This year we've built our numbers back up so we want to have some reward for effort for the players," she said. "When we first heard senior contact sport was banned I really thought the season would not go ahead.
"I gave the players the choice on what they wanted to do with the information I had on hand. They all still want to train and develop as players and grow the sport in the region."
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