AFL Queensland Statement re. Queensland Government lockdown in SEQ/Townsville

The Queensland Government has advised that from 6pm Tuesday 29 June to 6pm Friday 2 July 2021, 13 local government areas including South East Queensland (Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim), Townsville (including Magnetic Island)), and Palm Island will be in lockdown to keep Queenslanders safe.

As per advice from the Queensland Government, and in consultation with QAFLW clubs, AFL Queensland wishes to advice that the Bond University QAFLW Grand Final will proceed as scheduled and will be played this Sunday, 4th July.

All other AFL Queensland community football fixtured matches this coming weekend will also procced as scheduled. In the event the Queensland Government extends restrictions beyond 6pm Friday 2nd July, an update will be provided.

School Holiday Programs will not be run during the lockdown period. For programs due to be run tomorrow, participants will be offered the second day in next week’s camps (as per current advice from Queensland Government at the time of next week).

NAB AFL U17 Championships

The AFL has today announced the NAB AFL U17 Championships on the Gold Coast is unable to proceed as planned as a result of the evolving COVID-19 situation across the country.

The highest level of representative football for boys aged 17 years and under was to continue on the Gold Coast starting Monday, July 5 with players from all states and territories participating.

The challenges surrounding border closures and community lockdowns has made it difficult for the nine remaining games of the Championships to proceed as planned given the interstate travel of players, coaches and officials.

The AFL is exploring alternative fixture arrangements for all teams to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone in the game.

The AFL remains committed to playing these games and will explore all possible arrangements to ensure talent are provided with the opportunity to play representative football for their state and territory.

The AFL will also be working through the options for the NAB AFL U19 Championships game between Victoria Metro and Allies and NAB AFLW U19 Championships game between Queensland and Victoria Metro scheduled for the Gold Coast next week. The details of arrangements for these games will be confirmed shortly.

While COVID-19 continues to impact the community, the health and welfare of our players and the community remains the priority and all matches will operate in a safe manner anchored in the advice of respective governments, public health officials and medical experts. Given the underage nature of these Championships, the AFL will adopt a cautious approach when scheduling games noting the implications on education and network support.

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