AFL Central West will attempt to give players every chance possible to get through the 2021 finals series after releasing a revised draw on Friday.
Following the extension of the regional lockdown order, which now runs through to this Saturday, the committee made the decision to push junior finals back a week.
Senior finals will also retain their finals structure but will have an additional week's wait to play their games on Saturday September 4.
AFL Central West competition and development co-ordinator Casey White said the decision for the extended wait for seniors is to allow adequate training time.
"Following on from NSW Health's announcement yesterday that regional NSW will remain under stay at home orders until Saturday August 28, we will be postponing this Sunday's junior preliminary finals scheduled for Waratah Sports Club," he said in the Friday release.
"We have also made the decision to push the senior finals back to give clubs a week to prepare for return to contact training/play.
Should clubs require an extension to the lead in time for the September 4 weekend, the league will resume on September 11 instead.
In this instance, there would be no flexibility should a round be locked out.
If stay at home orders are extended until the weekend of September 4 and 5 then return to play practices will not permit formal competition matches on September 11.
In that case first versus second across all senior competitions will be scheduled to complete the season in a grand final on September 18.
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