TWO Hampden league clubs have postponed all training following a rise in COVID-19 cases in Victoria and confirmation of four positive tests in the region.
Port Fairy and Koroit's junior programs were preparing for the resumption of the 2020 season, which is set to start on July 15, but made the decision to postpone training until further notice on Tuesday.
The rivals were set to play each other in the opening round of a shortened Hampden league junior season on July 18.
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Port Fairy president Noel Black said the club was assessing the situation.
"We are just going through the process and giving ourselves time to consider our position based on the fact four visitors to Port Fairy have tested positive," he said.
"We are in the process of compiling all the information we can to make an informed decision.
"At this stage we consider that there is a low possibility of transmission within the community but need further time to assess the situation.
"We will continue to monitor the current COVID-19 situation whilst considering the safety and welfare of our community."
Koroit posted to its Facebook page on Tuesday to notify members it had postponed training and was assessing the situation closely.
"The club's committee is monitoring the situation. We will update players and families as soon as practical on what the next steps will be," it read.
The Hampden league cancelled its senior competition on June 10 due to issues surrounding the coronavius pandemic but has committed to running juniors.
Its junior competition will feature four football grades - under 18.5s, under 16s, under 14s and under 12s - and seven netball grades - 17 and under, 16 and under, 15 and under, 14 and under, 13 and under, 12 and under and 12 and under development.
Games will be played on Wednesday (against Hawks) and Saturday instead of the traditional Sunday fixture.
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