AFL Barwon has announced that all junior football and netball in the region will be able to begin play on July 18.
According to the announcement, made earlier today, the proposed season will include two grading rounds, a nine-round home and away season, and then a grand final. The grand finals will take place on the weekend of September 19.
Protocols are slightly different for players aged 18 and over, and a start date for Under 19 competitions is still to be announced.
AFL Barwon has proposed the season be structured the same as other junior competitions but with eight rounds instead of nine.
For those under 18, full-contact training is now permitted, both indoor and outdoor. There is no longer a limit on participants, although gathering rules still apply to spectators.
The date is subject to change depending on further announcements from the state government.
Initial fixtures will be announced soon.