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AFL season to resume on 11 June with players back in training by next week

  • Modified training from 18 May; full contact from 25 May
  • Revised fixture will not be released until next week

The AFL will resume its 2020 season on 11 June with players back in training from Monday and to be tested for Covid-19 twice a week. AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan unveiled the league’s plans for the resumption of a 17-round regular season on Friday afternoon, however details of the new fixture will not be released until next week.

The competition was suspended on 22 March amid the coronavirus pandemic after just one completed round. Players will resume modified training with groups of up to eight on Monday before stepping up into full contact drills on 25 May.

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