The COVID-19 crisis continues to ravage the Border sporting landscape with AFL North East Border's nine staff members impacted.
AFL NEB regional general manager John O'Donohue yesterday revealed the impacts the pandemic has had on the organisation after the AFL this week announced 80 per cent of staff would be stood down from next Monday.
It comes after the AFL suspended the 2020 season on Sunday, until at least May 31.
Football development managers Zac Guilfoyle and Zac Hedin are effectively on leave without pay, while league managers Gavin Rendell (TDFL and Upper Murray), Cam Potter (Ovens and King and WDJFL) and Matthew Elliot (AWJFL and female football) have been cut back to three days a week.
Michael Bocquet (umpire operations and project officer), Peter Andriske (umpire coach and development officer) and Fiona Schutt (finance) have also had their workloads reduced.
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While O'Donohue admitted there are bigger issues at play than work and football, AFL NEB is in a better position than most.
"Some other regions basically can't offer their staff and their footy community the services pretty much past today," he said.
"We're in a much better position than others and we've just got to make sure we're making informed decisions.
"We'll meet in a couple of weeks time to reassess the situation and make some decisions on what we know then."
Nearly the entire AFL Southern NSW workforce has been stood down - effective immediately, as the code goes into lockdown.
All full-time staff in Southern NSW, bar regional manager Marc Geppert, are now without work, most of which were based out of Wagga.
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