Richmond pair Dustin Martin and Jack Riewoldt training at Punt Road. Picture: AFL Photos

PLAYERS are set to be briefed on Wednesday about the AFL's return to training and play plans. has confirmed the AFL Players' Association will be meeting its cohort across multiple sessions throughout the day as the League gets closer to its announcement of a date for games resuming.

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It is expected players will also be notified of strict protocols around social gatherings, despite restrictions easing via state governments in recent weeks. It shapes as an important meeting as the AFL prepares to get back on the field potentially by the middle of June. 


Unlike previous AFLPA meetings whereby there has been more than 800 players logged online for a full-competition meeting, Wednesday's briefings will be broken into groups.

There remains plenty of questions on how the resumption of the season will look, with players expected to be given some clarity over the structure of matches.

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The AFL has also been working through its fixture options ahead of its expected restart.


In a statement on Tuesday, the AFL confirmed it would announce a date for clubs to return to training and games this week.

It also revealed all players and staff who will be at their club for the return to train period would need to undertake COVID-19 tests this week.

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The Victorian government’s decision this week to approve non-contact training for players in groups meant all AFL clubs were able to kickstart sessions around the country.

However, the AFL has still been enforcing its national rules which restricts training to only two players at a time until uniformity across the country can be resolved.