The board of the McDonald's Ballarat FNL has today considered the announcement from the state government to extend the metro lockdown and the impact this has on the senior competition.
Given the lockdown has been extended at this stage until midnight on Thursday 19th August 2021, it has been determined the final round of the home & away (round 14) scheduled for Saturday 21st August will be cancelled and not proceed.
This action will result in the 2021 Home & Away season now being completed.
Ladder positions will be final as per the current results, which provide a true reflection of the competition given all clubs have played each other once.
The 2021 Carlton Draught Senior Finals series is still planned to commence from Saturday 28th August, dependant on updates from the government as this date nears.
The league will continue to show flexibility to ensure all finals can be played where possible with all clubs who have earned the right to participate given the opportunity.
Further advice and details around finals structure and planning will be provided in due course, but clubs eligible for finals are asked to prepare for the series to commence as of the date advised.
Details of the junior and BFLW finals series are being considered separately and will be advised at the completion of this weekend's games.