At the GVHA Executive meeting on Monday evening, the decision to cancel the 2020 Junior Winter Season was passed. With current Stage 3 Covid restrictions in place and no certainty of when community sport can return, it was clear that a season resumption was not a viable option.
“We are disappointed that we have had to cancel our 2020 winter season, but are also proud of the effort put in by our entire hockey community to be able to get the juniors on the field for three weeks. We look forward to a potential summer competition later this year and the 2021 winter season” James Sach, Junior President
“The Executive and Junior Committees along with Clubs have put in a lot of work to see a return to training and Junior Competition over the past few months. Unfortunately we’ve had to make this decision, but the safety of all our players, volunteers and their families is paramount. The workload that many have had to bear in recent months was also a consideration.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our club volunteers, club committees, players, coaches, our valued sponsors and Hockey Victoria for continued support as we have navigated these past few months.
When the opportunity allows, we look forward to returning to the pitch, hopefully later this year in some form. And we most definitely look towards next year which should look like what we were expecting this year to be, with the return of the Regional Hockey League, substantial local competitions and the hosting of Junior State Championships and Hockey Victoria Premier League” Cameron Druitt, GVHA President