MID GIPPSLAND Football Netball League Clubs have voted to get the season back on the rails this Saturday.
But with lots of players, scattered across the region; living, working or studying in locked-down Melbourne unable to come back and join their clubs, there’s been plenty of comment, for and against, the decision.
“The intention is to play the last two home and away games with a view it reassess the position in a fortnight’s time leading into finals,” was what the Mid Gippy league posted on its Facebook page yesterday.
The feedback was varied:
* What a joke! Pretty disappointing Mid Gippsland Football.
* Not fair on all us local players that make the long trip home every weekend, to allow our small home clubs to continue to thrive and be successful after many years of travel and commute.
* Country football and netball would not survive without the compromise and commitment many of us make!
* Compromises the whole season when a club can’t pick its players simply because they study in Melbourne. How is this fair for the whole league? Really disappointed.
* Good luck with no crowds. What a joke of a league.
* The clubs chose to play, it’s not a League decision. The MGFNL supports the club’s decision.
* Itching to get out in the rough and tough of it. Good to have community football back.
* Congrats Mid Gippy League. Tough, hard, RIGHT decision. It’s crazy times we live in. Let the players play the game they love. 18 months of footy now for zero results is a tough ask.
* Your club isn’t the only club that is going to be missing players, the league is bigger than just Fish Creek.
* What I’m saying is this compromises the competition. For what reason? Just waiting a bit longer maybe. We had the option to go back two weeks ago but didn’t because of this exact reason.