AFL Victoria wants to see football back
AFL Victoria wants to see all 90 community football leagues across the state back playing again.
Everyone involved in the sport - from the 170,000-plus registered players in junior and senior club football across the state, the tens of thousands of volunteers, coaches, umpires and thousands of communities who come together around local sport - wants football back.
The health and safety of everyone involved remains a priority, and AFL Victoria continues to work closely with the Victorian Government and health authorities in aiming to bring all community football back this weekend, while adhering to government guidelines.
Currently, AFL Victoria’s Return to Play protocols, which are developed based on government guidance, state the following for regional Victoria, which was in place for last weekend:
A maximum venue capacity of patrons at any one time has been removed with the number of patrons allowed now being equal to the minimum number of people necessary to conduct the activity. Spectators are still limited to parents and guardians required to conduct the activity.
AFL Victoria understands the position this puts leagues and clubs in if it’s to continue for regional and metropolitan leagues and we are advocating for everyone across community football. We are pushing our position to the highest possible levels of state government.
AFL Victoria will communicate more information about the weekend of football ahead as soon as we receive further guidance from the state government, which we are working on obtaining.