Officials say community sport competition will not resume by the desired Semi-Finals start date of September 18.
"The HFNL acknowledges the challenging circumstances the entire HFNL community has faced not just this season, but since the pandemic began 18 months ago," the statement read.
"We acknowledge this is not the outcome for our Saturday Competitions that the entire HFNL community had hoped for."
"We wish to make note of the significant efforts of many different people to facilitate matches throughout 2021 when restrictions have allowed."
"The HFNL would like to thank all member clubs and their volunteers, umpires, players & parents for their collaboration throughout the season."
"We would also like to thank and acknowledge all HFNL Sponsors and supporters, in particular our Major Sponsors: Sungold, McDonalds, Lyndoch living and Powercor."