The 2020 AFL season will resume on June 11.

Presidents and CEOs of the 18 clubs were told Friday morning in an online hook-up of the AFL’s resumption plans, including permission to begin non-contact training next Monday.

Contact training at clubs will be permitted from May 25.

The first matches in the new fixture will be released publicly next week. 

The AFL season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic after the completion of round one.

All players and club officials have to be tested before entering their facilities on Monday for training, and will be tested twice a week indefinitely.

Four clubs – West Coast, Fremantle, Adelaide and Port Adelaide – will soon base themselves at two golf course resorts on the Gold Coast, and then play a series of matches against each other and the Suns and Lions. 

The game’s official broadcasters – Channel Seven and Foxtel – have requested that the “traditional” fixturing structure of Thursday to Sunday be maintained where possible for the scheduling of the remaining 144 matches of the season. There may be occasional matches played outside that structure.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan will reveal more detail around the season resumption at a media conference at Marvel Stadium from 12.45pm AEST on Friday afternoon.

More to come