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COVID-19 UPDATE- August 2020

By Roy Davie, 03/08/2020

As per Softball Victoria's statement below, all wheelchair softball activities including tournaments, competitions and training in Victoria are currently suspended indefinitely.


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"With the Premier’s announcement yesterday that regional Victoria will be returning to Stage 3 restrictions and the increased restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne, unfortunately this means that all softball will be suspended from 11:59pm, Wednesday 5 August across the State. Effectively, from this time all community softball will be suspended in Victoria indefinitely.

This is an incredibly difficult time for many in our community, we can and will get through this if we stick together by staying apart.

Please look after yourself and stay safe. If you do need support during this period there are experts you can talk to confidentially:

Kids Helpline:

Phone: 1800 551 800

Headspace (Offices at various locations across Melbourne.)

Phone: 1800 015 188

For some families, this is a very challenging time, with uncertainty around employment, changed home conditions and remote home learning. If you are finding that you require some professional support, Parentline is a phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old. They offer confidential and anonymous counseling and support on parenting issues via the phone. The qualified counselors are available to:

  • Talk about any issues to do with parenting and your relationships with your child;

  • Help you with ways to cope and be a positive parent;

  • Help with your family’s wellbeing and resilience;

  • Connect you with services in our area.


Parentline is available 8am to midnight every day of the week. Calls are not time limited and you can call back as often as needed. Qualified and experienced counsellors have social work or psychology backgrounds. You can ask for a male or female counsellor and can ask to speak to the same counsellor if you call back again.

If you would like to make use of Parentline, please call 13 22 89."

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