AFL Announcement regarding the 2020 NEAFL season

The Aspley Hornets Australian Football and Sporting Club Ltd would like to advise all of its members and invested stakeholders about the NEAFL 2020 season.

Today the AFL has formally announced that this years NEAFL competition will not proceed.

The impact of COVID-19 on all AFL competitions has created numerous challenges for clubs. Thankfully many forms of the game are restarting over the coming weeks.

Due to the interstate nature of the NEAFL competition and the fact that the four teams affiliate to AFL clubs were not able to participate it presented unique challenges in creating a competition that could run for the remainder of the season.

The Aspley Hornets willingly participated in working with the AFL/NEAFL as they attempted to construct a viable option; however, due to factors outside our control, this hasn’t been achieved.

We are actively working on behalf of our players and where they might be able to play for the remainder of the year, as well as the re-commencement of NEAFL in 2021.

It is a disappointing result for our football community, and the Board and Football Department appreciate the ongoing support of everyone involved with our NEAFL team including players, coaches, support staff, sponsors and our members.

We appreciate everyone’s support over these last months. We hope you will continue engaging with all the remaining teams that will be restarting this year as we reopen the club and bring our community back together.