Both Orange netball and soccer associations are set to put their competitions on hold until July 28 as the region responds to a mandatory seven-day lock down period.
ODFA president Tony Mileto spoke like many others when he addressed the obvious choice to suspend all competitive play and training until further guidance is given from the NSW government.
"I think it was a sensible and wise decision," Mileto said.
"Due to the public health orders in Orange, we had to make it. We're mindful that we need to provide a safe environment for our players, officials and spectators."
Not only will weekend fixtures be called off, but Mileto wants to make it known that facilities are out of bounds as well.
"No activities regards to football are permitted. The grounds aren't available and that won't change until we get more advice from NSW Health."
As for the netball association, it's been forced to call off all of its midweek activities and will also await more guidance from the sporting power brokers.
Both Orange clubs involved in the Western Premier League competition will also be out of action during the current round of play.
On Wednesday morning it was also announced that the Parkes Cobras and Macquarie United game would have to be postponed, due to Cobras having players living or working in the Cabonne area.
"Of the two Orange sides, one of them [Waratahs] has the bye and Barnstoneworth were playing Panorama, so that's been postponed," Western Premier League manager Peter Mitchell said.
"If the lock down is extended then we'd need to do some serious looking at it but if it's only these seven days we'll end up getting all our games caught up."
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