29th May 2020: AFLQ Return to Group Training 

As Clubs prepare for return to group training from 12 June, AFLQ strongly encourages all players, coaches, umpires & officials to download the COVID-Safe App.

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27th May 2020:



Download the COVID App
• Read Protocols
• Appoint COVID Safe Officer
• Complete Education
• Prepare Safe Venues
• No Sanctioned Club Training to Occur

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16th May 2020: AFLQ have a plan to return to play! 

Below is the recent statement clubs have received from AFL Queensland CEO, Dean Warren.

From Dean Warren:

With the recent announcement of the 3-stage roadmap by the State Government to lift restrictions in Queensland, understandably there is real enthusiasm by coaches and players to get back to training as soon as possible.

From Saturday 16 May, Queensland moves to Stage 1 of easing restrictions, where family, friends and community can gather in groups of up to 10 people for outdoor, non-contact activity.

Unfortunately in Stage 1, Clubs cannot return to any form of sanctioned training, including groups up to 10.

Understandably this will raise many questions. However, later this week we hope to provide you with detailed FAQs, as well as Return to Training protocols, support materials and potential competition guidelines to help you plan and prepare for a return to play.

We look forward to providing a more comprehensive update then and we thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Please see attached a roadmap to a return to play footy. We will keep you updated to any changes to the above statement. 

AFL Return to Play roadmap

Once again thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these stages of lifting the restrictions.

Let’s all do the right thing and play our role so we can once again play some of the footy we love.


18th April 2020 Update

Hello Members

Please find below a message from AFLQ CEO Dean Warren.

We would also like to remind our members of the social distancing restrictions currently in place.

If you are using the clubs grounds for exercise you must follow the rules that have been put in place.


AFL Queensland – An Update from CEO, Dean Warren
17 April 2020

To our Valued Football Community,

We hope that you and your family had a safe and happy Easter at home this year, as we all play our part in supporting the Australian community and health system.

Without football on our fields, we have embraced the important role that football can still play in our lives. With the power of social media and technology, we have seen an overwhelming celebration of football on our small screens – from trick kicks, skills and drills, family footy at home and some ingenious training techniques in isolation.

We thank you for playing your part in flattening the curve, and we are optimistic that we will get our game underway at some stage, in some format later this year.

Rest assured, the AFL and its State / Territory affiliates have a dedicated team of people working diligently to explore what this might look like for our clubs and communities.

Understandably, we are still uncertain about the exact date of commencement for our game, but we want to provide you with some certainty about the actions and next steps we are taking from a national AFL approach:

· We are constantly reviewing the situation and the different levels of advice being provided by State / Territories and Federal Government and relevant medical authorities.

· We are developing key principles of decision making for a return to football around Government policies and restrictions, guidance for schools, workplaces and medical recommendations.

· We are paying close attention to international benchmarks and behaviours, and how other countries are treating their return to sport.

· We are working closely with Government, medical advisors and the AFL’s Chief Medical Officer to ensure we have the very latest advice and insight around when we may be able to kick off our game.

· We are exploring modified formats in our endeavours to get a season underway in 2020.

· We are preparing a series of protocols that will provide guidance for when football does return.

· We are constantly engaging with as many of our Leagues and Clubs as possible, to understand your concerns and considerations.

· Importantly, we have not given up on this season. We are hopeful that we will be back on the field as soon as it is safe to do so and you can be confident that you will have our full support to ensure this return is as safe and well prepared as possible.

We are aiming to provide a more detailed update at the end of April, post the announcement of an expected road map for the elite game.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain and unprecedented time and recommend that all Leagues delay any announcement around 2020 season commencement dates or season cancellations until we provide further information at the end of the month.

In the meantime, we ask you continue the fantastic work and to keep footy alive in your households and communities.

Dean Warren,

Chief Executive Officer

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