Following the Victorian State Government’s announcement on Tuesday 7th July 2020 and the decision to enter a six-week stage three restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire LGA, the AFL has today made the decision that Community NAB AFL Auskick programs in these regions will not proceed as intended.
The health and well-being of our participants, their family and friends, our partners, volunteers and communities has been our number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the situation relating to COVID-19 remains a challenge for the entire community, the worsening health situation in the Victorian community and the decision by the Victoria State Government provided too great a challenge for the Auskick season to proceed as intended in these regions.
There are no changes to those Auskick participants outside these regions in Victoria, nor are there changes to commencement dates to the rest of Australia.
The NAB AFL Auskick team will work hard with the Victorian State Government and health authorities throughout this period to find avenues to bring the best, first experience with football to life. It may look a bit different, but the team will aim to bring a modified Auskick program later in 2020 through a mini-Auskick season.
Participants who reside and have registered for the 2020 season in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire LGA will receive a survey giving them the option of a refund or credit note.
It is a challenging time for the entire community and we encourage you to stay connected and tune into NAB AFL Auskick at Home and Footy at Home to keep practicing football skills!
For any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Auskick team via firstname.lastname@example.org.