Posted on Thursday 25th June, 2020


AFL Victoria has released its Return To Play protocols today.

Returning to play in a safe, hygienic and controlled manner is paramount to AFL Victoria. The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority.

Following the Victorian State Government advice around the return of community sport, AFL Victoria endorses a return to club sanctioned training and matches provided participants follow the relevant Victorian State Government guidelines and AFL Victoria’s COVID-19 guidelines are implemented.

This protocols document relates specifically to senior and junior community football in Victoria, including umpires.

In accordance with the State Government advice, these include:

  • For people aged 18 years and under – a return to full contact training and competition
  • For people aged over 18 years – subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the continued management of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), adults can resume full-contact training from 13 July.

Please click on the links below to download the Return To Play resources: