To all the WA Blues Faithful,
It is with a very heavy 💙 that the WA Blues must announce that Thursday night’s gathering at the Empire and all future scheduled WA Blues events for season 2020 are cancelled until further notice.
Let me say firstly, that this decision has involved many key stakeholders of the WA Blues.
Every single person involved in this decision, has had the wellbeing and best interest of, first and foremost, the No.1 members and supporters in WA as well as the community at large, in the wake of the COVID-19 surge.
We have been monitoring this evolving situation collectively, by the minute and remaining in constant contact with each other.
Again, with the WA Bluebaggers welfare being front and centre of every conversation.
Ongoing reports of people in the community inadvertently breaking quarantine, evolving information globally regarding the spread of the virus, the effect of gatherings, advice from medical experts, as well as many other factors, have left us with no alternative other than this most gut wrenching course of action.
Today at 09:27, Vice Chairman of the WA Blues Adam Briggs and I had a lengthy teleconference at which time we decided this would be the best course of action.
I then spoke to our liaison at the Carlton Football Club to inform them of our decision. The club are gutted, although extremely supportive and understanding, as well as very pleased with our proactivity in doing our bit to halt this infection from spreading in the community.
I then had the extremely difficult task of informing our amazing partners and Home of the Carlton Football Club in WA, Empire, of this decision.
The Empire remains the home of the mighty Carlton Football Club in WA.
During this time, if ANY of you are feeling overwhelmed by this news or by the current climate at large in regards to the changing landscape and fear as a result of COVID-19, please do not hesitate to reach out to your WA Blue brothers and sisters for support, or experts if required.
In the meantime, keep washing those hands, remain educated and as always…
Carlton Football Club Member Network of Western Australia
P.S. This will devastate the club nationwide so the best way to support them is, as silly as it may sound at the moment, become a Carlton FC member!