The AFL is expected to announce its plans for a season restart today, following a week of back-and-forth between the league and the country’s state governments.
The Herald Sun reports that June 11 is expected to be announced as the return-to-footy date for the 2020 season.
AFL bosses are hoping for a Thursday night blockbuster as a season re-opener between Collingwood and Richmond at the MCG.
Two sticking points were eventually cleared this week with questions around whether interstate teams would be granted quarantine exemptions by their state governments.
WA teams were yesterday granted permission to resume light training duties on Monday, with full training allowed to begin the following Monday.
Meanwhile, both SA and WA state governments have said that clubs based in their states would not be granted special quarantine exemptions, meaning the four teams will be looking to temporarily relocate to the eastern states.
Players’ immediate families have been given permission to also relocate with players from Adelaide, Port Adelaide, West Coast and Fremantle.