Believe it or not but by the end of this weekend we will be a third of the way through the home and away season for most of our competitions.
Our Senior divisions are looking very competitive, with injuries and availabilities each week having a big impact on results. Depth in club playing lists will be extremely important along with player management, as the long layoff seems to have effected player conditioning.
Our Match of the Round this week sees Mooroolbark play host to Croydon with both sides sitting inside the top four with four wins and one loss.
Mooroolbark will be keen to bounce back following their close loss to East Ringwood and Croydon will be looking to make it five in a row. Interestingly both teams only loss has come at the hands of the same club.
Across all divisions of football and netball there are plenty of big clashes so get down to your local club and show your support.
With the recent COVID 19 scare in Melbourne, the Government has noticed a significant drop off in the use of QR codes across Victoria.
Rather than clubs having to police this we would ask that everyone who attends venues within the League take responsibility to scan themselves in.
This is simply a risk mitigation requirement and one that provides us with the best opportunity to keep our competitions running.
Following the year off, it appears that some people attending matches have forgotten their manners and respect for others.
To the small minority of spectators who yell abuse over the fence at players and umpires, nobody thinks you are smart, witty, or funny – you ruin the experience for others, you reduce the number of people who attend matches, and you leave people with a negative perception of your club.
Enjoy your weekend and scan in using the QR Code at the venue.
Best of luck to all teams.