The AFL has today announced a revised fixture for Rounds Six and Seven of the 2020 Toyota Premiership Season.

Round Five will continue as fixtured and Victorian based clubs will fly out at the conclusion the round with all 10 Victorian-based teams to be temporarily relocated to other states across the country.
 
The amendment to the fixture has been made based on relevant State Government and Medical officer advice to firstly ensure the safety of not only the clubs, players, officials and the wider community, but also to provide certainty to clubs and fans on the next block of games.
 
The temporary relocation of all 10 Victorian-based teams out of the state will see them move to bases in Queensland, NSW and WA where they will undergo the various quarantine regimes while also continuing to adhere to the strict protocols the AFL has in place.
 
AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan said the announcement today was the next step as the AFL continued to make the necessary changes to navigate the impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership season.
 
“The health and safety of our people and the wider community is paramount.  We will continue to make decisions that are anchored in the advice of Governments and designed to protect our people and the wider community.” 
 
“I have said on a number of occasions that this would be a season of challenges.  And that the one certainty is that before we completed the 2020 Toyota AFL premiership season there would be more unique challenges along the way.”
 
“I want to thank the Governments in NSW, Queensland and WA for their support in helping us set up a series of high-performance centres that will see interstate teams based in their state in accordance with all the strict local protocols and playing games,”
 
“I would also like to thank all of our clubs, players, coaches, umpires and officials for their continued support and ability to adapt quickly as we navigate through the changing environment.”
 
“The Victorian clubs now temporarily moving interstate are playing their part in ensuring our season endures in a year that will continue to challenge us all.”
 
I have also often talked about the need for us to continue to be flexible and agile. As situations change across Australia so has our response. And it will continue to do so.”
 
Mr McLachlan will be available at 2:00pm AEST today at Marvel Stadium to provide further detail.
 
Who:    AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan
When:  Today 2:00pm
Where: Marvel Stadium boundary line next to interchange benches. 
 Media please enter through the service entry on Bourke Street.

Strict social distancing will be enforced at the media conference.

Media are asked to please bring your own microphone stand/s.
 
Revised fixture for Rounds Six and Seven of the 2020 Toyota Premiership Season
 

Round Six      
Thursday, Jul 9 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
Geelong Cats vs. Brisbane Lions SCG (SEVEN) 7:40pm 7:40pm
       
Friday, Jul 10 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
Collingwood vs. Hawthorn Giants Stadium (SEVEN) 7:50pm 7:50pm
       
Saturday, Jul 11 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
Fremantle vs. St Kilda Metricon Stadium (FOX) 12:35pm 12:35pm
       
West Coast Eagles vs. Adelaide Crows The Gabba (FOX) 3:05pm 3:05pm
       
Melbourne vs. Gold Coast SUNS Giants Stadium (FOX) 6:05pm 6:05pm
       
Essendon vs. North Melbourne Metricon Stadium (SEVEN) 7:40pm 7:40pm
       
Sunday, Jul 12 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
Port Adelaide vs. GWS GIANTS Metricon Stadium (FOX) 1:05pm 1:05pm
       
Richmond vs. Sydney Swans The Gabba (SEVEN) 3:35pm 3:35pm
       
Carlton vs Western Bulldogs Metricon Stadium (FOX) 6:45pm 6:45pm
       
Round Seven      
Thursday, Jul 16 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
Geelong Cats vs. Collingwood Optus Stadium (SEVEN) 8:10pm 6:10pm
       
Friday, Jul 17 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
Essendon vs. Western Bulldogs Metricon Stadium (SEVEN) 7:50pm 7:50pm
       
Saturday, Jul 18 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
GWS GIANTS vs. Brisbane Lions Giants Stadium (FOX) 1:45pm 1:45pm
       
Sydney Swans vs. Gold Coast SUNS SCG (FOX) 4:35pm 4:35pm
       
Richmond vs. North Melbourne Metricon Stadium (SEVEN) 7:40pm 7:40pm
       
Sunday, Jul 19 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
Carlton vs. Port Adelaide The Gabba (FOX) 1:05pm 1:05pm
       
Hawthorn vs. Melbourne Giants Stadium (SEVEN) 3:35pm 3:35pm
       
Fremantle vs. West Coast Eagles Optus Stadium (FOX) 6:35pm 4:35pm
       
Monday, Jul 20 STADIUM (NETWORK) EST LOCAL
       
Adelaide Crows vs. St Kilda Adelaide Oval (FOX) 7:40pm 7:10pm