AFL Victoria has been informed by the Sunraysia Football Netball League (SFNL) that it has withdrawn from the 2017 WorkSafe AFL Victoria Community Championships.
Sunraysia FNL’s decision will leave the Bellarine Football Netball League without an opponent in the annual senior representative competition.
Participation in the WorkSafe AFL Victoria Community Championships is up to each individual community league to opt into each year.
All leagues were provided with the opportunity to withdraw from the competition if that suited their individual situation, prior to the setting of the 2017 fixture.
AFL Victoria has deemed that the win will be awarded to the Bellarine FNL due to Sunraysia FNL withdrawing after the official fixture had been released on December 2, 2016.
The decision will not affect the rest of the 2017 WorkSafe AFL Victoria Community Championships fixture, with 30 country and metropolitan leagues set to play in their respective matches on May 13-14.