While we are excited with the great momentum building with our senior men’s and women’s teams and our brilliant junior program, we are also very wary of what’s going on in the world in regards to Coronavirus.
Recently the NBA suspended their season. Locally, the Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled, Caulfield races will run without spectators, VAFA has cancelled all upcoming events and a number of clubs are cancelling practice matches and other events.
With that in mind the BFC announce the following action:-
1. The 2020 Season Launch scheduled for Tuesday 17 March will now be postponed.
2. Junior and Senior training at this stage is being discussed and a decision is pending, so please keep up with club communication.
At the very least, if training does continue, we would ask that players bring their own water bottles and in the event that they or a family member have any flu like symptoms, that they stay away from training and inform the club. The Club will finalise it’s position shortly.
I am very aware that many see the world reaction to Coronavirus as a “complete overreaction” because “it’s just a flu”. However, we have a duty of care to look after our players and members and also take proactive approaches to slowing the spread of a virus that has not only caused significant negative economic impact, but also caused a number of deaths worldwide, and in particular to our treasured elderly.
Let’s do our bit. Stay positive and stay informed .