GFL and women’s footy finals plan announced

Colac Tigers before the 2019 grand final.

AFL Barwon footy officials have released their finals plan for the Geelong league, which scraps round 17 and moves straight into a top-6 series over three weeks.
The plans show timelines and finals fixtures according to when the state’s lockdown might ease, up to the end of September.
AFL Barwon acting region manager Sean Atkinson said the local footy authority was “committed to trying to complete all of our competitions this season if restrictions allow us to do so”, and he thanked Geelong cricket officials.
“The AFL Barwon Commission has outlined it is our intention to ‘Play On’ if restrictions and protocols allow.
Whilst it would have been our preference to keep the traditional finals structure and for everyone to play each
other once in the Geelong Football Netball League, time is against us and it isn’t possible to do so,” Mr Atkinson said.
“Moving to a final 6 allows the Geelong Football Netball League to be played over 3 weeks and gives us the
best possible chance to complete the season.”
“We really appreciated the support that has been provided to us by the Geelong Cricket Association by
allowing us to use the first weekend in October to give us a chance to finish our season.”
Under the plans, the Colac Tigers senior side would play in a Grand Final if restrictions continued beyond September 18.

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