From June 22, the Victorian Government has allowed the resumption of full contact training and competition for players 18 and under.
This notice is welcome news and all but confirms our starting date of July 12. We are grateful to the State Government for this approval.
The final piece to confirm the YJFL’s return is protocols on Return to Play that will be published by AFL Victoria in the very near future. This will confirm requirements for the League, clubs, families and the wider community. That will be communicated to our community by our website and social platforms.
Until these Protocols are published and assessed by the YJFL we ask all clubs to hold off on contact training. Clear communication will be shared once these restrictions are lifted.
The July 12 start date allows clubs and committees to continue preparations for the season and for coaches to prepare their players.
This is a great announcement as it confirms that YJFL players will be back out on the oval playing the game they all love. We are excited and appreciative for this notice and look forward to starting on July 12.