SANFL, in a united decision with the AFL and all other State Leagues, has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Football Season.
At this stage, the season is postponed until 31st May but this will be reviewed in the coming weeks based on the changing circumstances with coronavirus and advice from government and health authorities.
We are unsure of this, it will be dependent on restrictions imposed by the Federal Government.
The decision to postpone the season has been made very quickly so Clubs, in consultation with SANFL, will be working through this issue and will update members in due course. We ask that you be patient and understanding and, if you are in a position to support your Club financially, please do so at this difficult time.
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Football at the highest level was able to put in place highly regulated and controlled health and safety standards that couldn’t be replicated in football matches at community levels. However, following the latest Federal Government measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the AFL competition has also been suspended until 31st May. Across all levels of football, the health, safety and wellbeing of communities is paramount.
Yes, for the health and well-being of players, coaches, umpires, officials, volunteers and the broader community, the Women’s League has also been postponed until 31st May, in line with the Men’s League.
No there will be no further trial matches until the season commencement date is determined.
Yes, SANFL Juniors is also postponed until 31st May, as well as NAB AFL Auskick for the health and well-being of junior players, volunteers and officials.
Unfortunately, as only two rounds of the seven-round competition were completed, the difficult decision was made to cancel this competition. However, the SANFL Clubs, together with SANFL, will be working through options to ensure SANFL Under 16 players are provided with an opportunity later in the year to play for their SANFL Club.
Yes, these programs at SANFL Clubs are also postponed until 31st May in line with the postponement of our state talent programs, U18s Torrens University Cup and SANFL Juniors.
It was our strong recommendation that all affiliated Community Football leagues in SA also be postponed until 31st May, 2020. All leagues have now acted on this and ceased all trainings and play until 31st May.
Yes, training has also been postponed. We will continue to review this decision based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health authorities.
No. In line with there being no financial compensation for SANFL and its clubs, Community Football clubs won’t be compensated. It is recommended Community Football Leagues reduce their operations to reduce the financial impact as much as possible.
Yes, Auskick is also postponed until at least 31st May, in line with the postponement of SANFL Juniors and other junior programs. For more information and updates on AFL Auskick click the link below.
Yes, AFL9’s is also postponed until at least 31st May, in line with the postponement of Community Football.
Yes, SANFL Schools is also postponed until at least 31st May, in line with the postponement of Community Football.