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The Goulburn Valley League has reversed its decision on awarding premierships

The Goulburn Valley League has reversed it's decision to award premierships to the sides on top of the ladder at the end of the season last week.

The League canceled the remainder of the season, and initially made the decision to award the teams on top of the ladder the premierships.

However, the league have now moved to award minor premierships instead.

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"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."

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