K rock Football

Training numbers increased

THE region’s football clubs can start training in larger groups following a rewording of guidelines for people aged 19 and over.

In AFL Victoria’s Return to Play and Training Protocols that were released on Wednesday, AFL Barwon has confirmed an amendment that will allow BFL, GDFL, GFL and AFL Barwon Women’s clubs to train with as many as 36 players.

“No more than the minimum number of participants required to conduct the training participate in the activity” has replaced the following protocols:

  • Not more than 10 people in total at the outdoor facility at any one time, except where a distance of at least 100 metres between groups can always be maintained.
  • If more than 10 participants are in a group, all participants have the same ordinary place of residence.
  • Not more than 10 people in total at the outdoor facility at any one time, except where a distance of at least 100 metres between groups can always be maintained.

“The recommendation from AFL Victoria and AFL Barwon is that the minimum number needed for example is 36 to conduct a game plus coaches and officials,” an email from AFL Barwon said.

“We believe that this amount is adequate to constitute a training session under the current State Government restrictions and is in line with the Chief Health Officer’s advice for participants aged 19 years or over being “the minimum number of members of the public required to conduct the sport participate in the activity”.”

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