Central Australian Football League statement: 2020 season postponement


Last week the AFL and AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) announced that community football competitions across the Northern Territory, including the TIO Central Australian Football League (CAFL), would be postponed until at least 31 May.  
This postponement came with the strong recommendation that clubs suspend scheduled training and other activities to slow the spread and risks associated with COVID-19 in the community.
In line with that recommendation, all CAFL club presidents met on Friday, 20 March and unanimously agreed to suspend all club training and other activities until further notice.  
This decision was not taken lightly. However, recognising the high amount of vulnerable people in the Alice Springs community and the significant part the CAFL can play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the community, it was agreed that it was the right decision.
The CAFL understands that this is a challenging and uncertain time for many people and encourage the entire football community to maintain their links to each other and to reach out for support as needed.
If you are struggling to cope with the current situation, support is available. If you would like to contact someone to talk to, pick up the phone and contact: 
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636.
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress have also offered to work with the clubs and players during this time and can be contacted on 8951 4400. 

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