Echuca-Moama United Masters play the waiting game

By Andrew Johnston

ECHUCA-Moama United Masters will miss at least two rounds of football.

Last week, AFL Masters Vic Country announced the first two games of the season had been cancelled due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus.

“The Vic Country AFL Masters Board have decided that our rounds one and two have been postponed with a view to looking at picking up either through the season or at the end,” the organisation stated in an email to clubs.

“Whilst would like to re-commence by round three (May 2-3), the board will reconvene in April and assess the situation. It may be that we can’t re-start until the suggested time of May 31.

“We encourage clubs to maintain contact with their playing groups whether this is through social interactions and/or alternative training sessions.

“We understand that the weekly contact through masters football is often the only social outlet many of our players have and that our clubs play a vital role in supporting men's health, wellbeing and emotional state.

“Each and every one of our clubs do this really well. Look after your mates whilst observing safe health and hygiene habits.

“Thank you for your feedback and support in this matter. These are some crazy times and as you would be aware information changes regularly.”

The EMUs had been scheduled to start their season on the weekend of March 28.

The side's preseason had been in full swing after playing a practice match against Diamond Valley on March 14.