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Clubs told to cool their jets

AFL Barwon has warned local clubs against starting sanctioned training despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria.

Exercising in groups of 10 will be permitted from Wednesday, with some clubs indicating to krockfootball.com.au on Monday they were keen to get started.

However, in a statement released on Tuesday morning, AFL Barwon said it will be guided by AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria in regards to organised training resuming.

“AFL Victoria confirmed yesterday they are seeking clarity from the State Government as to what yesterday’s announcement means for community football and will notify us in due course,” the statement said.

“AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria will provide AFL Barwon with a return to play protocol for our community competitions and clubs, once it is approved by the State Government.

“A number of considerations around health and safety protocols and insurance need to be worked through prior
to any training being sanctioned.

“AFL Barwon continues to consult with AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria around return to training and play protocols.

“AFL Barwon understands people’s desire to get out and train, however we will await further advice from AFL Victoria when it is safe to do so and provide an update when possible.

“We thank you for your patience and ongoing collaboration as the planning continues to evolve.”

AFL Barwon’s position covers not only the GFL, GDFL and BFL, but female football, juniors and umpires.

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