GEELONG says it will work “calmly” through the questions being posed about how both the club and AFL will cope with the suspension of the competition as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread.
Cats CEO Brian Cook and president Colin Cook have written an open letter in the wake of the AFL’s decision to postpone the competition until at least May 31.
“We are committed to ensuring the long term health and wellbeing of our club and our people,” the letter said.
“With the situation changing so rapidly, these decisions are difficult and complex. We appreciate your support and pride in the club as we work through the many issues we face.”
Geelong says it will work with community, health and government leaders to find out what it can do to help.
“It is really important that we all follow the instructions of the health experts and look after each other,” Cook and Carter said.
“We are all in this together and will get through it if we bring out our best qualities. We will be united in doing our part to overcome the spread of this disease.
“As we said last week, our club has been playing football for 162 seasons and we’ve come through World Wars, depressions and even global pandemics.
“We will come through this too even though the ride will be bumpy.”