Updated Training Protocols (Effective June 1)

It is great to see a number of clubs have returned to small group training and working hard to ensure the required State Government, Netball Victoria and AFL Victoria protocols are being adhered to.

FOOTBALL (link to AFL Victoria COVID-19 information hub)

Following the State Government’s recent announcement for the easing of restrictions as of June 1st, AFL Victoria has advised this morning (June 2nd) that football clubs across all age groups can train with a maximum two (2) groups of 20 participants per oval, strictly adhering to protocols.

The groups of 20 do not include a coach or the minimum number of support staff who are reasonably required to manage the activity as per the current Victorian Government restrictions. Two groups of 20 can utilise the same oval provided they do not operate closely together, and the oval is split into two zones.

Please also not, as part of the updated AFL Victoria Return to Training Checklist, clubs with a defibrillator will be required to have arranged access to their defibrillator for if and when required, the defibrillator has been tested and is in working order.

A full list of protocols and checklists from AFL Victoria can be found HERE.



Netball Victoria’s announcement that was released on Friday remain in place, with groups of up to 20 – plus a coach – permitted to participate in training at outdoor venues/courts from 1 June. All activity and training must continue to be non-contact and no competitions or match play may take place. The full list of guidelines from Netball Victoria can be viewed here.

Please also note that one of the requirements for compliance is for the club to appoint a Covid-19 Safety Officer, who along with other relevant club officials is to complete the Covid-19 infection control training accreditation, a copy of which must be forwarded to:

Senior Male & Female Football – or

Junior Football –

Netball –

Please also note that any protocols will be passed on by AFL Barwon to clubs as soon as they have been approved. State Government advice is not always immediately implemented by Netball Victoria and AFL Victoria.

Thankyou to the clubs that have already done this and for their continuous work.

We would like to proudly thank our

Official AFL Barwon Partners