The AFL is suspending its season in response to the coronavirus outbreak, following an announcement by the Federal Government that non-essential travel in Australia should cease.
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan announced the decision to suspend matches until at least May 31, from the conclusion of this weekend’s games.
He also confirmed the AFLW season would be concluded immediately, with no premiership awarded.
“To say that this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement. It is unprecedented in its impact,” McLachlan said.
“As a community and as a code we all need to take the unprecedented and required actions to get through this together.”
Asked about the decision to end the AFLW season without a conclusion, McLachlan said: “There’s no winners today. I think the decision was incredibly disappointing. The decision ended up being obvious today, but we would have loved to have finished [the season].”
More to come.