A 2020 football season for the Limestone Coast will go ahead, with six teams signing up to play in a combined “super” league.
- The 11-week season will begin on Saturday, July 18
- The Limestone Coast Regional Football Council has deemed the venture viable, with crowds permitted and canteen functions able to resume
- Chair Trevor Smart said it was a big turnaround from several months ago
Mundulla, Kybybolite, Kalangadoo, East Gambier, North Gambier and South Gambier have committed senior and reserve teams for the combined competition.
The Limestone Coast Football League formed after the recent cancellation of the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara, Mid South Eastern and Western Border football leagues.
Games will start on Saturday, July 18 and run for 11 weeks, with a three-week finals period.
The Limestone Coast Regional Football Council said it was a viable option for clubs now coronavirus restrictions had eased in South Australia.
Chair Trevor Smart said it was a big turnaround from several months ago.
“Probably only three or four weeks ago, none of it seemed possible,” he said.
Mr Smart said easing restrictions had changed that.
“[It’s] a good opportunity for all the clubs, and a good opportunity for the region as well,” Mr Smart said.
Mr Smart said there was plenty of positive feedback to spark a 2020 season.
“I think there’s a lot of excitement and interest in how the season will play out with teams represented across all three leagues, including last year’s three premiers,” he said.
“We’ve received some real positive feedback from clubs and the general public as well.
“Regional football and all sports are a huge part of our social fabric, so [people are looking forward to] just being able to get out there and interact with each other, catch up… just have a good chat and watch the football.”