What better time to announce GameFace’s partnership with the Yarra Junior Football League, than the week of the competition announcing their plan of returning to play in season 2020.
GameFace are thrilled to be working with the biggest football league in Australia with plenty of exciting media content soon to come.
The YJFL has now become the first major football body to confirm a definite return to the field with the announcement this afternoon that its 2020 season will start in mid-July.
This will coincide with regulations deeming it possible for up to 100 people to gather outdoors and is subject to State Government approval.
“The state government and AFL Victoria have done a great job of keeping us informed,” YJFL CEO Tim Murray told GameFace’s Dan Lonergan in a short interview.
The season plan is for 12 home-and-away games with two weeks of finals. This would see a possible July 12 start and a Sunday, October 11 conclusion. The YJFL are hopeful the dates will stand although they are not set in stone.
With 32 clubs and 550 teams throughout Melbourne’s east and north and approximately 11,000 players, more than 430 umpires and 3000 adult volunteers taking part each week, the YJFL is Australia’s largest junior football competition for both girls and boys.
Murray admitted there is still “work to do” for the league and its clubs, but they are grateful for the support they have had from them.
The YJFL is excited for the opportunity to live stream finals via GameFace, particularly if restrictions mean only limited numbers will be permitted at games.
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Dan Lonergan caught up with CEO Tim Murray Thursday to talk about the exciting news.