Sunday 1st of November 2020

the early end of the season...

AFL stopped

AFL suspends season until until May 31 in response to coronavirus

Updated 3 minutes ago

The AFL is suspending its season in response to the coronavirus outbreak, following an announcement by the Federal Government that non-essential travel in Australia should cease.

More to come.

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-22/afl-suspends-season-response-coro...

playing to empty stadiums no more...

Picture at top of one of the last games of the season. Empty stadium tells a sad story. No idea about the future... 

footy, headquartered on the gold coast...

 

The 2020 AFL season will resume on June 11, the league's boss Gillon McLachlan is expected to announce this afternoon.

Mr McLachlan is due to hold a press conference at 12:45pm to provide an update on the season, which was suspended in March due to coronavirus restrictions.

The presidents and CEOs of the 18 AFL clubs were given the date for the start of the season in a phone hook-up this morning, according to reports on afl.com.au.

Speaking to Melbourne radio station 3AW earlier today, Mr McLachlan confirmed that teams would be allowed to resume non-contact training from Monday, moving to contact training from May 25.

The fixture would be released next week, Mr McLachlan said.

South Australia's two clubs, the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide, are preparing to move interstate for the start of the season after their state's health authorities ruled out relaxing coronavirus quarantine restrictions.

West Coast and Fremantle are in a similar position, with players unable to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirements while flying in and out of Western Australia.

All four clubs have expressed some interest in the possibility of setting up on the Gold Coast as a temporary base.

More to come.

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-15/coronavirus-afl-2020-season-restart-on-june-11/12243778

 

Heralding the return of the couch potatoes...

bleary-eyed couch potatoes...

 

Richmond and Western Bulldogs will kick off 20 consecutive days of AFL games when they play at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast next Wednesday night.

The AFL released the fixture for Rounds 9 to 12 on Tuesday night, with games set to be held in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania across that time.

There will be 33 games in total across the 20 days, with the four rounds held consecutively.

Some teams face four-day breaks, while others will have a bye during that four-round block.

 

Read more:

https://thenewdaily.com.au/sport/afl/2020/07/21/afl-33-games-20-days/

 

 

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