AFL to return on June 11 with WA and SA clubs to relocate to Gold Coast | ABC News

After nearly eight weeks of no footy, the AFL is finally set to bounce back. The home and away season will resume on June 11. However, the deal was only done after the West Australian and South Australian clubs agreed to relocate to the Gold Coast. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-15/coronavirus-afl-2020-season-restart-on-june-11/12243778 For more from ABC News, … Read more AFL to return on June 11 with WA and SA clubs to relocate to Gold Coast | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 12 | ABC News

There’s more optimism this morning on Australia’s efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus. For the first time since the pandemic began there’ve been no new reported cases in a 24 hour period in Australia’s worst affected state New South Wales The news comes while there are more announcements about restrictions gradually being lifted in … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 12 | ABC News

Victoria relaxes training restrictions, but still no word on when AFL games will be back | ABC News

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announces a relaxation of training restrictions to groups of 10 — but it’s not clear how the AFL will respond. Image AAP: Michael Dodge Read more here: https://ab.co/3fCLgTE For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Victoria relaxes training restrictions, but still no word on when AFL games will be back | ABC News

Coronavirus restrictions in Victoria begin to ease with five visitors allowed in homes | ABC News

Victorians will be able to host up to five visitors in their homes and meet outdoors in groups of 10 from Wednesday, under the state’s first relaxation of coronavirus restrictions. Under what Premier Daniel Andrews termed the first “safe, cautious and appropriate step” towards normality, Victorians will be able to go fishing, hiking, play golf … Read more Coronavirus restrictions in Victoria begin to ease with five visitors allowed in homes | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday May 8 | ABC News

National Cabinet is meeting today to plan Australia’s gradual steps towards reopening the economy and returning to normal life. It comes as the nation joins the ‘first movers’ group — an exclusive group of countries that responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this update: 0:29 – Summary of today’s developments. 1:11 – Brasil records … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday May 8 | ABC News

Media Bites | Scandal!

DRESSING DOWN – Ex-AFL coach Dean Laidley’s arrest snaps are leaked to the press. Public interest or public shaming? Plus, Aussie journo Mark Di Stefano quits over Zoom scandal, TV breakfast on fire, and West Virginia governor’s accidental ‘eff up. #MediaBites #MediaWatch Bite-sized media criticism for a mid-week Media Watch fix. Paul Barry offers a … Read more Media Bites | Scandal!

For some athletes the shutdown has meant a dramatic change in routine | 7.30

Any relaxing of Australia’s lockdown laws in coming weeks will give professional sporting leagues reason for optimism. The NRL is already planning to resume on May 28 and the AFL is expected to announce its plans soon. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 … Read more For some athletes the shutdown has meant a dramatic change in routine | 7.30

Footy players flouting restrictions could halt code returns | ABC News

Federal Minister Richard Colbeck says he hopes sport halted by the coronavirus pandemic can get started again, but warns NRL players’ misbehaviour threatens a return of play. Meanwhile, AFL players have been stunned by the league’s worst-case scenario for completing the season — that they could have to spend up to 20 weeks in isolation … Read more Footy players flouting restrictions could halt code returns | ABC News

Last Post played at empty MCG as coronavirus pandemic prevents traditional AFL game | ABC News

The traditional Anzac Day AFL match between Collingwood and Essendon wasn’t played today, breaking a 26-year tradition. The game still paid its respects though, with the Last Post being played at an empty MCG while Collingwood and Essendon paid tribute to fallen soldiers. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/anzac/ For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY … Read more Last Post played at empty MCG as coronavirus pandemic prevents traditional AFL game | ABC News

AFL boss confirms membership refunds available during coronavirus crisis | ABC News

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has confirmed that club members will be refunded if they need to be but implored those who could afford to continue paying for their membership to do so, to support their club. His comments on ABC Radio Melbourne come after a heated exchange between Collingwood president Eddie McGuire and his … Read more AFL boss confirms membership refunds available during coronavirus crisis | ABC News