"Following the decision to terminate the season, the board felt the need to recognise Clubs who had finished on top of the ladder being either Echuca, Shepparton or Shepparton United, as premiers," league chairman David Roff said.
"However subsequent discussions with clubs affected, and other clubs, as well as feedback from interested supporters indicated a level of concern with the decision. In particular, the three clubs affected indicated they would prefer recognition as minor premiers.
“In some cases, concerns were strongly expressed to members of the clubs concerned, when they had not been a party to the decision, which was neither fair nor appropriate.
"This season and 2020 has required the league and clubs to respond to situations not previously encountered. The off season will give the league and clubs an opportunity to review competition bylaws to make clear what should happen should a similar situation occur again."