THE AFL is not deviating off its plan to play the remaining 144 matches and finals of the 2020 season, despite the indefinite COVID-19 enforced delay.
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In a memo from AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan sent to clubs on Tuesday, it was revealed AFL executives Andrew Dillon, Steve Hocking and Travis Auld were empowered with devising a return-to-play plan, and that clubs being quarantined in environment-controlled hubs around Australia, in a bid to get matches played again, was a possibility.
However McLachlan stressed that "health and wellbeing" of every individual involved in the AFL industry would override any plan to resume matches.
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The clubs were told it was the AFL's intention to relay to them by the end of this month a plan for the remainder of 2020.
While many resources have been invested in the immediacy requirements pertaining to resuming the 2020 season, the AFL has begun preparing clubs for massive changes on future seasons.
The AFL last week secured $600 million in loans from banks NAB and ANZ in a deal which will allow it to navigate through the financial carnage caused by the suspension of the 2020 season.