League coach Ray Masters and League player Jack Fielder with last year’s flag

The Bridgetown Bulldogs will have to put its ambitions for back-to-back premierships on hold for a year.

For the first time in its 60-year history the Lower South West Football League has cancelled its season after facing a mountain of challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The difficulties facing the League included registering spectators at the grounds, cleaning clubrooms after games and the financial risk of playing on with uncertain spectator numbers and revenue.

“It’s very disappointing,” said club president Steve Holdsworth.

Pre-season training started in February and continued until the pandemic hit and put the season “on ice” indefinitely.

Despite that players are still training each Tuesday, with coaches doing their best to keep it interesting in the face of the disappointment of an abandoned season.