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As of June 9th

The EDFL welcomes today’s announcement from the State Government that current restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne will ease from 11:59pm Thursday.

Following the Victorian Government's update on Wednesday 9 June, below is a summary of what it means for community sport/football including Auskick:

Training only, no competition permitted and 25km limit applies.

Limited to the number required to participate in and facilitate activity.

This means that junior and senior club training and Auskick can resume from Friday 10 June, provided Victorian Government protocols are adhered to.

AFL Victoria encourages Auskick Centres in metropolitan Melbourne to return this weekend so kids can get back to playing footy, provided they can adhere to government protocols.

AFL Victoria will be communicating with Auskick Centre coordinators with information specific to getting Auskick back in metropolitan Melbourne this weekend.

AFL Victoria is updating its RETURN TO TRAINING AND GAMES PROTOCOLS document for club football and Auskick, in line with government advice, and will publish as soon as available.

The EDFL is still determining when games will recommence, in line with the advice given by the state government and health authorities.

The aim of the league is to return to play as soon as possible, with the health and safety of the community as its highest priority.

The EDFL continues to be proactive in its attempt to provide as much football as possible from the 2021 season.

AFL Victoria and the EDFL will continue to be guided by advice from the government and health authorities.  Stakeholders will be updated with further information regarding restrictions and protocols for community football and Auskick, when available.

The latest from the Victorian Government can be found at:

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