Stringent ‘preseason’ rules ahead of AFL season re-start

Photo: Australian Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground (Edward H Blake, CC BY 2.0)


The AFL says a plan to resume training and games will be revealed by the end of this week.

A lengthy memo to the league’s eighteen clubs has outlined the stringent requirements teams must continue to follow.

These include a ban on training in large groups, club facilities including gyms to remain closed, and the remote provision of training, coaching, and medical services.

In this podcast Stephen Riosa looks at the effect of the two month lockdown on Australia’s most popular spectator sport.