Northern NSW Football has postponed the upcoming Women’s Premier League fixture between Broadmeadow Magic vs Thornton Redbacks, the regional administrative body announced on Friday afternoon.
According to a release from NNSWF sent out just after 3pm on March 13, a Broadmeadow Magic player has become unwell, and is currently awaiting the results of a COVID-19—also known as coronavirus—test over the weekend.
The player has allegedly also come in close contact with other senior members of the club’s Women’s Premier League program at a recent club event.
#BREAKING – Tonight's WPL Round 2 fixture between Broadmeadow & Thornton has been delayed, following one of Magic's players undergoing a test for COVID-19.
— Isaac McIntyre (@isaac_mcintyre6) March 13, 2020
Northern NSW Football chief executive David Eland said the suspension of Friday evening’s game was a “precautionary measure.” He also confirmed NNSWF’s management team were now working with club officials to manage the delay.
“NNSWF places at the highest priority, the health and wellbeing of players, supporters, officials, and the wider football community,” he said. “Updates will be provided when further information comes to hand.”
Matches for all grades between Broadmeadow vs Thornton will be rescheduled for later in the season, Northern NSW Football also confirmed in the March 13 release.
The Chronicle understands that, at this time, all other Women’s Premier League matches this round are expected to proceed as usual. This includes Newcastle vs Merewether, Mid Coast vs Warners Bay, and New Lambton vs Adamstown.
Broadmeadow’s NPL Youth men’s fixtures against North Coast at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility on Sunday are expected to proceed as expected.
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