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AFL School guidelines on COVID-19



A note to the AFL football community,


The health and well-being of fans, players, coaches, umpires, officials, partners, volunteers and communities has been our number one priority.


We are determined to be part of the whole of community response to slow this COVID-19 virus down – and in doing so, help the broader community and our health systems to cope.


Following a series of meetings over the last number of days involving the AFL and all State and Territory CEOs and a number of schools we work with, recommendations have been made in relation to all AFL Schools Programs including AFL and State/Territory body school competitions.


Consistent with the decision made recently in relation to Community Football, all AFL and AFL State association managed or operated leagues and NAB AFL Auskick Centres, all Schools Programs and competitions will be postponed until 31st May 2020. This decision is effective as of 19th March, 2020.


The AFL and AFL State and Territory Associations are committed to continuing our strong relationship and supporting AFL programs and activities in your schools into the future.


We will work over the coming weeks to look at all options for the 2020 season with the aim of providing schools the opportunity to play in a safe and enjoyable environment when the time is right.


We are a game, but we are not the main game.


The main game is looking after the community and that is the clear priority for everyone at the moment. For football families like all families.


The AFL will continue to meet with state and territory associations in relation to Schools Programs and Competitions and will continually review this decision based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health departments and medical experts. We will communicate any updates and provide advice in a timely manner.


Thanks for your support of our programs and competitions and we look forward to being back in touch with further updates in due course.


For any questions, queries or concerns please contact or your State/Territory representative.