Where every SA footy league stands on the 2020 season

Flagstaff Hill players after winning the 2019 SFL grand final. Picture: AAP/Keryn Stevens

Crowds of up to five hundred persons will be authorized at matches from July 3, following a State Government announcement on Tuesday.

Player payments have also been banned for 2020 in a bid to help leagues get seasons off the floor.

Associates from every levels of competition achieved with the SANFL’s community football arm on Tuesday night and it is now down to the leagues and their golf equipment to make a connect with on 2020.

So wherever does every stand?

The Messenger has compiled the state of enjoy for every community football league throughout SA.



The metropolitan league will return to enjoy a 9-spherical house and absent year starting on July four. Chief executive John Kernahan explained the start off date was locked in and the league would perform out finer information with its golf equipment in the coming months. Trial video games will take position on July 27. One club, Greenacres, has pulled out of the levels of competition for 2020.


The 8 Adelaide Plains golf equipment will meet up with on June 15, wherever the league is established to make a suggestion for thing to consider. League president Michael Vigor explained he hoped additional information would filter via from the SANFL and State Government right before a conclusion was designed. A proposed start off date has not been discovered.


Barossa, Gentle & Gawler golf equipment are established to meet up with on June 16 to go over their options. Affiliation president Mick Brien explained conclusion on the year could be designed that night, but there was a opportunity golf equipment would postpone a vote till June thirty, to see if even further limits are eased.

“Some golf equipment are concerned five hundred (spectators) won’t be ample,” Brien explained. “We all want to enjoy but we have received to get it right.” Brien explained the league’s most current possible start off date would be July 18.

Eastern EYRE





Primarily based around Ceduna and 1 of the state’s smallest leagues, the Much West was owing to meet up with Thursday night with its golf equipment – Western United, Koonibba, Blues and Thevenard.


The Eyre Peninsula-based league was the initial SA league to pull the pin on its 2020 year previous month. Uncertainty about crowds, money impacts and elevated workload on volunteers had been the factors guiding the conclusion, which was designed by all six Good Flinders golf equipment.


Good Southern options to start off a 9-spherical year on July eleven and enjoy its grand last on Oct 3. The league is established to even further check with with golf equipment on Wednesday night. Yankalilla declared previous month it would not take aspect this year owing to money considerations, but the league has left the doorway open up for the Tigers to return. “The group of five hundred is a reward and about time that will ideally maximize by the time we’re enjoying,” league president Terry Corcoan explained. “We’re rather self-assured we can get every little thing going.”


The HFL has proposed a July four start off date for its two divisions with a grand last no later than Oct 10. League president Don Cranwell explained he would meet up with with 50 % of the competition’s golf equipment this 7 days and the other 50 % the following 7 days. “I imagine we’re just about there,” Cranwell explained. “Unless there is a dramatic transform in State Government protocols or a 2nd outbreak (of coronavirus), I imagine a start off in early July is very likely.”


Senior men’s competitions have been cancelled with golf equipment not returning to enjoy till 2021. The league will alternatively host an less than-12 and less than-15 levels of competition, kicking off on July four. All golf equipment – Dudley United, Kingscote, Parndana, Western Districts and Wisanger – are very likely to enter a group in every of the junior tournaments.


KNTFL golf equipment are meeting with the league on Wednesday night to determine if they retain urgent to get a year off the floor in 2020. The league has eleven golf equipment and will not enjoy with out Victorian aspect Kaniva Leeor. KNTFL president Peter McLellan explained a the vast majority of teams would need to have to vote to abandon the year for that to occur.


The league’s six golf equipment unanimously voted to terminate its year previous month soon after battling to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, which includes the closure of the state border. Mallee has Victorian club Murrayville in its levels of competition. “The border limits thing is nonetheless going to be a massive sticking point,” Mallee president David Arbon explained on Wednesday. “I’ve constantly explained right from the start off simply because Murrayville had been eager to enjoy that if they could not, we would not go on with out them and that nonetheless stands. I don’t imagine significantly will transform except all the limits are lifted.”


A conclusion on if senior and junior seasons will be performed this 12 months is very likely to be made the decision by the close of the 7 days. The league is, even so, bracing for most likely 1 or two golf equipment pulling the pin on 2020 so could enjoy a six or seven group, 9-spherical year with four finals. If the league’s golf equipment determine to enjoy this 12 months, the levels of competition would very likely kick off on July 10 or 17.


The league’s six golf equipment are established to meet up with on Thursday night to go over if a year is very likely to get underway this 12 months.

NORTH Eastern

The North Eastern Soccer League has presently experienced 1 club – BBH (Burra-Booborowie-Hallett) – pull the pin on enjoying this year. The remaining seven teams are established to meet up with on Thursday night to make a conclusion on if a year will go ahead this 12 months. If only five teams want to enjoy in 2020, the league’s executives have explained they will make it perform and a finals sequence will take position. Should teams vote to enjoy, the year will kick off on July four.


Monday, June 15 will be D-Working day for the Northern Regions Soccer Affiliation when it fulfills with golf equipment to make a conclusion on whether a year will go ahead this 12 months.

No teams have pulled out nonetheless, but it is believed 1 or two are thinking about their selections. If a year does go ahead, it will kick off on July four with 10 minimal rounds and a finals sequence.


The Port Lincoln Soccer League will not be building a conclusion till it gets additional information from SA Wellbeing and the SANFL on the protocols encompassing the five hundred-spectator crowds. The league has no proposed start off date or lower off for a year and would not dedicate to just about anything till it gets additional information on the protocols.


The River Murray’s seven golf equipment will meet up with on Wednesday, June 10.


Golf equipment will also meet up with with levels of competition executives to go over the Riverland Soccer League’s 2020 year on Wednesday, June 10, even so a conclusion was unlikely to be designed till following 7 days. The league has a tentative prepare to kick off on July eleven.

Four golf equipment from the Riverland Unbiased league – Cobdogla, Browns Very well, Lyrup and Paringa – had been expected not to take aspect in 2020. A conclusion on that levels of competition was also nonetheless to be designed.


The SFL proposes to kick off its year on Saturday, July eleven, with every aspect enjoying every other after adopted by a prime-four finals sequence and grand last on Oct 3. Golf equipment had been established to vote on the prepare at a meeting on Wednesday, June 10.


Spencer Gulf Soccer League president Les Promnitz declared previous month that except the COVID-19 limits are eased and crowds of at least five hundred persons are authorized to show up at matches, there would be no 2020 year. The competition’s six golf equipment had been owing to meet up with on Wednesday, June 10.


The Western Border is 1 of 3 SA associations with a Victorian club – Casterton-Sandford. League president Michael Summers explained previous month the six-group levels of competition would have a 12 months off if the state boundary did not re-open up in time for an August one restart.


The six golf equipment which make up the Whyalla Soccer League are also among the associations established to meet up with on Wednesday June, 10 to go over the 2020 year.


Golf equipment in the 9-group Yorke Peninsula Soccer League are comprehended to be split about whether or not a year should go ahead. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10.