MEDIA RELEASE – Tuesday 20 July 2021
Following the State Government’s announcement that Victoria will remain in lockdown for a further seven days from 11:59pm tonight, all AFL Outer East fixtures scheduled this weekend have been cancelled.
All club activity which includes training, Auskick centres, events/functions, school programs and all AFL Outer East governed football and netball matches will continue to be suspended during this time.
Our priority on returning remains that it will be safe to do so and guided by the approval of the government, AFL & Netball Victoria.
Additionally, the league continues to remain focussed on delivering as many games as possible of football and netball, when it is safe to do.
Our competitions are at varying stages of their seasons, and regarding this, our approach to each will be different as we aim to finish the season.
Senior football and netball – Premier, Division One & Division Two
AFL Outer East will begin a consultation period with Senior clubs, to identify and develop a return to play plan. This will include surveying all clubs, which will begin tomorrow.
Following today’s announcement we can confirm:
Outer East Junior Football
Women’s and Veteran’s
Junior Netball and U17/U19 Saturday football
Further announcements regarding a potential return to play for all senior football and netball clubs will be made once all the information has been made available to the league.
In the meantime, we ask for all members of the community to continue looking out for each other, stay safe and healthy, and abide by the restrictions in place.