The AFL has today advised all VFL and VFLW Clubs that this weekend’s scheduled matches will not proceed as planned as a result of the Circuit Breaker Lockdown announced by the Victorian State Government this morning.

Outdoor physical recreation and sport will be closed across Victoria during the seven-day lockdown period which starts today at 11.59pm AEST and affects all VFL and VFLW matches scheduled for this weekend involving Victorian clubs.

The community sport restrictions apply to the VFL and VFLW competitions.

All VFL and VFLW matches scheduled to be played in Victoria and involving Victorian clubs this weekend have been postponed. This commences with the VFL Round 7 match between Frankston and Richmond originally scheduled for tonight at 7.10pm at SkyBus Stadium.

The matches between the Brisbane Lions and GWS GIANTS at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex in Brisbane and Gold Coast SUNS and Aspley at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast will not proceed as scheduled.

Alternative arrangements will be made for all six interstate clubs for this weekend. No clubs will play for VFL premiership points this weekend.

The AFL has prepared for this situation and the inclusion of three allocated byes for all VFL clubs provides flexibility with the fixture.

We acknowledge this remains a complicated and rapidly evolving situation but as a football industry we will band together to support each other. This is a reminder that we are all part of a broader society with a responsibility to make sure our community remains safe.

The AFL would like to acknowledge the support of all industry stakeholders and the legion of fans and supporters for their patience during this time.