Posted on Thursday 5th August, 2021


Update – 10.30am 05/08:

Similar to Newport Football Club, and on learning of the positive case, West Footscray Football Club has also advised all players & officials involved in the match to get tested and isolate until further notice.


The WRFL has been made aware that a player from the Newport Football Club (seniors) has reportedly tested positive to COVID-19 on Wednesday 4 August.

The player participated in the West Footscray vs Newport senior men’s match at Shorten Reserve in West Footscray on Saturday 31 July at 2.15pm.

The player began to feel unwell this week and did not attend club training on Tuesday, and was confirmed as having COVID-19 on Wednesday. On learning of the positive case, Newport Football Club immediately advised all players & officials to get tested and isolate until further notice.

The matter is in the hands of the DHHS, and the WRFL in conjunction with AFL Victoria will continue to monitor the situation closely and work closely with health authorities to ensure the health and welfare of all participants and the wider community.