The AFL has advised all VFL and VFLW Clubs that this weekend’s scheduled matches in Victoria will not proceed following the seven-day lockdown announced by the Victorian State Government yesterday.

All VFL, VFLW, community football matches, training and Auskick will not be permitted to take place in Victoria during this time, as per State Government restrictions.

The includes the 2021 rebel VFLW Grand Final between Collingwood and Geelong scheduled for Sunday at ETU Stadium. 

Richmond VFL was originally scheduled to face North Melbourne in Round 17 this Saturday from 1.05pm at the Swinburne Centre. 

The AFL will continue to work with the Victorian Government on the conditions required for football to be played in Victoria and will act on their advice to have footy return as soon as possible.
The AFL remains committed to completing the 2021 VFL Premiership Season with all clubs playing the same number of home-and-away matches.

The 2021 VFL Finals Series is scheduled to commence on Saturday, August 28 with the top eight finals structure with the VFL Grand Final to be held on Sunday, September 19 at Marvel Stadium.

With lockdown due to end next Friday, planning will continue for matches to be held next weekend.