Offical Statement from AFL Outer East Region General Manager – Aaron Bailey
The Thornton Eildon Football Netball Club has today informed AFL Outer East that they will not be fielding teams (Senior and Reserves) in Division 2 for the 2020 season.
The club has indicated that they will continue to field teams in both the Senior Womens Football and Netball competitions.
Division 2 will now revert to an 8 team competition, with a new Division 2 fixture to be released later this February. Season dates will remain unchanged and clubs will still play 16 home and away matches in season 2020.
Further information on the placement of Thornton Eildon’s Senior Women’s Football and Netball teams will be provided in due course.
Both AFL Outer East and Thornton Eildon FNC remain committed to football in the region, with 2020 providing the club an opportunity to reset and put in place steps to rebuild their senior mens program, with a view to renter in 2021. AFL Outer East will continue to support the club in the development of a long term vision and strategic plan for Senior Mens football from Season 2021 and beyond.
We would also like to thank the Thornton Eildon FNC Committee, lead by President Dave Stirling, for their continued efforts in these challenging circumstances.
All enquiries in regards to this matter are to be made to Region General Manager, Aaron Bailey [email protected] or 9735 5448.
AFL Outer East