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WA Premier Mark McGowan, left, and Football West CEO james Curtis

Football West welcomes Premier’s statement on gatherings

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Football West CEO James Curtis has welcomed the news from WA Premier Mark McGowan that the limit on non-work indoor and outdoor gatherings will increase from two people to 10 from tomorrow.

Football West will evaluate what today’s news means for the sport, taking into account that all grassroots football in Australia is currently on hold until 31 May.

Mr Curtis said: “The announcement from the Premier is encouraging and a reward for the way people in Western Australia, including the football community, have taken on board the expert medical advice regarding COVID-19.

“We still have a way to go and urge all of our members to continue to listen to the health specialists. But this is a significant step and something we will now examine, as with any changes coming forward from the Government.

“If there is a possibility of restarting some of our activities before 31 May, while still following the Government guidelines on social distancing, then Football West wants to be on the front foot.

“Football West is proud of the way we have all handled the situation and we will continue to work with FFA, our Associations and clubs through this period.

“As we have throughout this difficult period, Football West will keep all of our stakeholders informed of developments.”