With the Victorian Government announcing another lockdown across the state for seven days from Thursday 5 August at 8.00pm, all community football matches, training and Auskick will not be permitted to take place in Victoria during this time, as per State Government restrictions.

The health and safety of the community will continue to be the highest priority through the COVID pandemic.

Regarding what this means for community football matches fixtured during the lockdown period, independent leagues are ultimately responsible for determining the approach they will take regarding interruptions to their competitions. AFL Victoria has a framework with recommendations for leagues to consider regarding various scenarios for competitions interrupted by COVID – CLICK HERE.

AFL Central Victoria will continue to work closely with the Victorian Government and will be guided by advice from the government and health authorities.

Football is such an important part of so many lives and communities across Victoria, and we understand how these constant disruptions have a significant impact on the game, our people and communities. These are really difficult times and AFL Central Victoria is committed to supporting football across the state so that we can bring the game back as soon as possible.

Stakeholders will be updated with any new information regarding restrictions and protocols for community football, when available.

For more information from the Victorian Government visit: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/seven-day-lockdown-keep-victorians-safe