Two days prior to the scheduled start of round one, the AFL advised all leagues and Auskick centers across the country. that all activities and operations will be postponed until the end of May. The recommendation also applies to AFL community matches, AFL community training sessions and face to face AFL, WAFC (West Australian football) and SANFL (South Australian) education courses. Among the affected programs affected are the Rio Tinto program, the Bachar Houli programs, the junior Boomerang team, the international cup, and wheelchair league.
in a statement released by the AFL, the league is "... determined to be part of the ... response to slow the COVID-19 virus down and ... help the broader community and our health systems manage the situation as effectively as possible."
(Ed. note: apparently making the broader community safe does not include the AFL itself...)
Statements sent out to all concerned can be found here:
Guidelines for AFL Community and Auskick on COVID-19 can be found here.
Source: Nadine Rabah, AFL Media Release, and the above websites
Article last changed on Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 3:27 PM EDT