The Western Bulldogs’ VFL and VFLW sides will be allowed to recommence training from tomorrow, as advised by the AFL this afternoon.
Following the State Government announcement regarding changes to the circuit-breaker lockdown restrictions, outdoor physical recreation and sport competitions will remain closed across Metropolitan Melbourne – affecting all VFL and VFLW matches scheduled for this weekend involving Victorian clubs.
VFL matches will be played in New South Wales between non-Victorian teams this weekend, as the AFL continues to navigate through a moving fixture to ensure games are played.
The fixture for both the VFL and rebel VFLW competitions will become a week-by-week proposition for the short-term, and the AFL will continue to work with the Victorian Government and Health Officials on finding solutions for these competitions.
The VFL competition enters round nine this weekend, while the VFLW competition has two home-and-away games and a four-week finals series remaining.
The VFLW Grand Final will not take place as originally scheduled on Sunday 11 July, with a new date to be confirmed to accommodate remaining games.
The AFL is committed to working through the rounds plus finals to complete both seasons.