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the horse whisper

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I think you/we all of us are possibly thinking about this the wrong way.

As a local footy forum, debating about the science behind kids transmission rates or the aggregate effect of kids interacting at school or a local footy club on the community transmission rates in Victoria compared to adult sport isn't the debate that really matters.

In practice at a league and local football club administration level, the focus should be on what does trying to put on or execute a shortened junior local AFL footy season look like in this overall environment.

For example how likely will it be that clubs will get shut down for cleaning and or isolation of groups of players etc.. and in practice how likely will it be that a tight 9 week season with no buffers will be interrupted often enough to render a competiton meaningless?

If on balance if we thought if it happens 3 times in the next 9 weeks where a team in a competition had to pull out of a round of footy that it would render that competition meaningless then that information might be meaningful in informing whether junior football competitions should run.

Take the Abers Under 14 kid who tested positive yesterday or the rumoured St Bernards kid or Strathmore Kid, if we were playing games this week would the Abers Under 14 team be able to play this week, if the kid played the weekend before does the opposition team they played need to be shut down pending testing because keep in mind there is no recorded footage for clubs to pass onto the DHS to rule out or isolate known contacts so they have to assume all possibly had close contact.

Let's look at the current schools and childcare centre shutdowns as at today, if Horse and Hooksy are right that the statistics will play out similar in junior footy clubs as schools then we can assume that similar numbers of junior football clubs in the EDFL catchment will be shut down at any given time over the next 9 weeks. So based on the below maybe 9 junior local footy clubs will be shut down on a rolling basis which means there will be approx. 9 teams not fielding teams each week across the Junior EDFL competitions?

Just a thought starter.

1 Footscray High School (Kinnear Campus) Kinnear St, Footscray
2 Port Phillip Specialist School Nott St, Port Melbourne
3 Queen of Peace Primary School Everingham Rd, Altona Meadows
4 Maribyrnong College River St, Maribyrnong
5 Al-Taqwa College Sayers Rd, Truganina
6 Aitken Hill Primary School Rhyolite Dr, Craigieburn
7 Ascot Vale Primary School Bank St, Ascot Vale
8 Essendon-Keilor College (Essendon Campus) Buckley St, Essendon
9 St Bernard's College Rosehill Road, Essendon
10 Moreland Primary School Moreland Rd, Coburg

11 Camberwell Grammar Mont Albert Rd, Canterbury
12 Hume Central Secondary College Blair St, Broadmeadows
13 Parkwood Green Primary School Community Hub, Hillside


1 Guardian Childcare and Education Flockhart St, Abbotsford
2 Guardian Childcare and Education Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale
3 Gowrie Clare Court Early Learning Centre Court St, Yarraville
Why does it have to be a season. Why can’t kids just play footy games. I mean if kids get to play 3,4,5 games isn’t that better then none. I never said it has to be a season. I think that clubs should be able to play junior football matches. If for some reason the team can’t play that we or for 2 weeks then so be it.
I agree a season with a premiership awarded should be shelved. But why can’t kids just play footy games every Saturday/Sunday till September.
 

Iceman27

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Why does it have to be a season. Why can’t kids just play footy games. I mean if kids get to play 3,4,5 games isn’t that better then none. I never said it has to be a season. I think that clubs should be able to play junior football matches. If for some reason the team can’t play that we or for 2 weeks then so be it.
I agree a season with a premiership awarded should be shelved. But why can’t kids just play footy games every Saturday/Sunday till September.
I totally agree with this.

Unfortunately, a lot of junior parents think it’s all about little Johnny winning a premiership or winning a bnf rather then letting them learn and enjoy playing footy with there mates, so a season with playing for no points would be seen to be a waste of time for them and they will probably pull there kid out.


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Yeah understand your point just putting another opinion out there but I’m either in or out but thinking juniors could even start in August if everything calms down and play a 6 game plus 2 finals.

I would elimate assistant coaches. time keepers could be a problem as they sit close.. I would say no runners but you really do need them. But it’s an interesting one and already parents pulling kids out so it’s a challenging one. However maybe they can hold off on a decision till as late as 3rd week July. Unfortunately senior footy can’t.

My concern is some kid saying to another kid I’m going to spit on you and all hell with break loose. Yes you might all laugh but seen it happen. Some parents not much better to tell you the truth. But hey let’s not go there..
Yes you would, but you fail to forget that a lot of junior games are there for parents to get their thrills out of ha ha.

I'll say it again I'm yet to hear a kid say they're missing 4 points, and let's be honest if adults can't be adults about all this right now, how can we expect the kids to nail it.
 

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Why does it have to be a season. Why can’t kids just play footy games. I mean if kids get to play 3,4,5 games isn’t that better then none. I never said it has to be a season. I think that clubs should be able to play junior football matches. If for some reason the team can’t play that we or for 2 weeks then so be it.
I agree a season with a premiership awarded should be shelved. But why can’t kids just play footy games every Saturday/Sunday till September.
Yeah that's a different thing altogether I suppose then it just comes down to the individual clubs and their volunteers wanting or being able to run the participation on behalf of their club but that's not what's being proposed by the EDFL and the affiliation fees don't reflect that approach Horse. Parents are also sensitive to what rego's they are paying and what participation they get for that etc..
 

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Local footy: Coronavirus outbreaks put EDFL junior season in jeopardy
Rising coronavirus cases in Melbourne’s north-west has put one suburban competition’s junior campaign in jeopardy. Here’s why clubs are withdrawing their teams.

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I suspect the return to play guidelines may get reviewed too but to your point until that happens on a health basis the current rules are what should be considered.

Stay At Home orders to be reinstated from 11:59pm tomorrow night in the following postcodes in Victoria 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060 and 3064.


3012, Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray.

3021, Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans.

3032, Ascotvale, High Point city, Maribyrnong, Travencore.

3038, Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens.

3042, airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie.

3046, Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park.

3047, Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana.

3060, Fawkner.

3064, Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park and Calcallow.

That didn't take long :oops:


EDFL Board meeting tonight:
 
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Chops is on the money serious money pressure to keep juniors from power clubs.

I can hear Torp now.

I think we may have the numbers, if we take 10 minus 4 then divide that by 6 then multiple ~π then take the square root of that, then use Bi Law 4.2 and 5.6 I think we can stitch this together nicely. We have till midnight tomorrow night until lockdown to evacuate 36 suburbs, charter some private planes and establish a hub in QLD sh*t scratch that they won’t take us, SA oops no good, WA ummm, Tassie bugger, maybe we fall back to plan B. Let’s call the season on tonight and put out a public announcement that we are just working out the finer details.
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GMAN63

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We have already refunded a handful of junior memberships ( at parents request ) at EK this year once the season was looking wobbly. Important that these have been or can be refunded if need be - no questions asked , as some members will be doing it tough. Alternatively, they can be rolled over to season 2021.
 

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We have already refunded a handful of junior memberships ( at parents request ) at EK this year once the season was looking wobbly. Important that these have been or can be refunded if need be - no questions asked , as some members will be doing it tough. Alternatively, they can be rolled over to season 2021.
Great work


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Interesting if the SFL get a season going although I can’t see it. If so a couple of players will make a club nervous about heading to a club in that comp., 😉😉
 

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Former Essendon District Football League chairman Brett Scott has taken aim at the suburban competition after it refused to rule a line through its junior age groups at Tuesday night’s board meeting.

Oak Park president Scott, who stepped down in 2018 after a six-year stint as the EDFL’s chairman and 19 years on the board, accused the league’s heavyweights of lacking leadership.

“Due to the EDFL boards (sic) inability to make a strong, decisive decision, the OPCSA executive is left with no option other than to withdraw from competitive competition in 2020,” Scott said in a message on the Oak Park Community Sports Association’s Facebook page.

Maybe he could have stood up to the clubs pressuring the EDFL board?
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Sokratis

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Former Essendon District Football League chairman Brett Scott has taken aim at the suburban competition after it refused to rule a line through its junior age groups at Tuesday night’s board meeting.

Oak Park president Scott, who stepped down in 2018 after a six-year stint as the EDFL’s chairman and 19 years on the board, accused the league’s heavyweights of lacking leadership.

“Due to the EDFL boards (sic) inability to make a strong, decisive decision, the OPCSA executive is left with no option other than to withdraw from competitive competition in 2020,” Scott said in a message on the Oak Park Community Sports Association’s Facebook page.

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WOW If only he was as decisive and strong when he was running the EDFL into the ground. This bloke is full of himself and was the most opinionated EDFL board member in recent history. Constantly looked after his mates and now that he dosnt get what he likes, he has a sook. Kyte may be copping a lot of flack but this is the biggest issue local footy has ever faced. Brett Scott was and always will be selfish, just ask the remaining committee or the ones that left under his so called leadership
 
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WOW If only he was as decisive and strong when he was running the EDFL into the ground. This bloke is full of himself and was the most opinionated EDFL board member in recent history. Constantly looked after his mates and now that he dosnt get what he likes, he has a sook. Kyte may be copping a lot of flack but this is the biggest issue local footy has ever faced. Brett Scott was and always will be selfish, just ask the remaining committee or the ones that left under his so called leadership
Obviously a little history here.
 

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