Story of a season lost: Victorian local footy and the COVID19 pandemic in 2020

Increasingly severe COVID19 outbreaks across Victoria in 2020 saw the VFL, Country, Metro, VAFA and NAB Leagues put on hold.

Initially, the seasons were postponed during the first wave of the virus in around April / May.

By the middle of the year, following the easing of restrictions after a lull in infection rates, there was some hope the season could be salvaged.