Coronavirus And The Club - Wise Words From Our Chief Executive Officer

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 6:14 PM by Matthew Ogg

In an unusual football year that looks as though the Optus 2020 WAFL/WAFLW Premiership Season will be shortened significantly, or called off, the welfare of the Swan Districts staff, players, volunteers and fans is more crucial than ever.

A strong preseason of work to date now sees Steel Blue Oval look more like a ghost town, as players are not allowed to train together due to the potential spread of COVID-19.

Swan Districts CEO, Jeff Dennis, says it’s a challenge for the club but we are focussing on two primary outcomes during this uncertain time.

"Our first priority is protecting the health of our people", he said.

"Secondly, is the sustainability of the club, to make sure we can remain a viable organisation", he said.

With the season pushed back until at least May, Dennis knows there is much more the club still needs to do to ensure the continuation of development in both rural and local areas, despite the player’s lockout.

"Our organisation is far more than just the WAFL/WAFLW season".

We have quite a large community organisation. A large component of our club is the services we provide throughout the Pilbara and the Metropolitan community area as well.

"So it’s far bigger than just the WAFL/WAFLW season albeit that’s very important for us".

Keep an eye on our website and Social Media pages for more updates as they come to hand.