UPDATED: SWIFTS Football Netball Club president Ian O'Donnell said the club was guided by the information provided from AFL Wimmera-Mallee.
"We cancelled training straight away and will continue to do so until we are told otherwise," he said.
"There is obviously some disappointment around the club at the moment - but we all know this is the right move to keep everyone safe and healthy."
Mr O'Donnell said the club's focus will now shift to focus on the mental health and well being of each player, from both juniors and seniors.
"We continued to train even though we didn't know if there would be a season or not to make sure we stayed connected with our players and members," he said.
"We know although players loved to come and play football and netball they also enjoyed the social aspect of coming together as a group.
"Our role has changed and now it's a big job to make sure we are there for our players and members who's social outlet is our club."
EARLIER: JUNIOR football and netball training have stopped across the region due to a new case of COVID-19.
A student from Horsham's St Brigid's College tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.
AFL Wimmera-Mallee area manager Jason Muldoon said clubs have since been advised not to train.
"With the new outbreak in Horsham and the events of yesterday, we've told all clubs to cease training until further notice," Mr Muldoon said.
"We've done that to get a better idea of the situation, and let the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) process take its course.
"If there is a positive case connected to a club, then the DHHS will take over and go through all of the necessary processes."
Junior clubs had been participating in contact training in preparation for a modified junior season scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 8.
The Stawell Warriors pulled out of the competition on Wednesday morning.
Mr Muldoon said clubs had been following strict protocols to minimise the potential spread of the virus at training.
"Clubs have been following all the protocols fantastically and no doubt the DHHS will utilise club's training logs for contact tracing if need be," he said.
"This is a reminder of how real the virus is, and how quickly it can spread. We need to take this very seriously.
"That's why we stress that the protocols are so important, so we can limit the number of people affected."
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