The Ovens and Murray Football Netball League has lost another round as officials await more favourable COVID-19 restrictions to restart the season for a third time.
After a lengthy meeting with Ovens and Murray club presidents, followed by a meeting of the league's board, it was determined the competition would resume from round 16 on Saturday, August 7, dependant on COVID restrictions that apply to NSW and Victorian border bubble communities.
A top five finals system has been retained and played at neutral venues, with the grand final still set for Sunday, September 19.
All games will be played with State government-mandated crowd limits, while Morris and Toni Wilson Medals will be awarded on the number of games played.
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'Whilst it has been an incredibly difficult period for everyone it's absolutely imperative that community sport gets up and going again as soon as possible," Ovens and Murray league chairman David Sinclair said.
"To that end we are determined to recommence the O and M season and get the competition through to its conclusion.
"We now look forward to Saturday 7th August to resume play with round 16.
"These announcements provide some direction and clarity and further highlight a commitment by the league and its clubs to celebrate seven premiership teams in 2021."
Round 16 will see Wodonga Raiders host Corowa-Rutherglen, Myrtleford face Wangaratta Rovers, Yarrawonga welcome Albury, Lavington square off with North Albury and Wangaratta clash with Wodonga.
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