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Roys getting ready to hit the training track


Last week AFL Victoria and the VAFA released their official Return To Training (RTT) protocols.

The protocols outline key information about how we as a Club will need to work to ensure the utmost safety for our players, coaches and community.

On Wednesday, May 20 theVAFA also announced June 1 as the official RTT date meaning all VAFA clubs can begin formal, club-sanctioned training from that date, however, all training sessions must be inline with the RTT protocols such as only in groups of 10, no contact and no indoor sessions.

The Fitzroy FC Covid-19 working group has continued to meet regularly during this time and is now working through plans to get our players back on the training within these protocols. At this week's meeting, player delegates mentioned how much it would mean to the playing group to be able to have a run and a kick with some of their teammates again (and see people outside of their own household!) so it's great that as a Club, we can connect with our players a bit more now and give them back some form of training.

Our players have been working through individual fitness programs since we went into lockdown and we're so proud of the effort they've made to stay fit and connected to their teammates and coaches while in isolation.

There are still many things for us as a Club, and the association to work through to build up to full contact training when it's safe to do so, and what a season might look like. We'll bring you this news as soon as we have it.

In the meantime, as our players look to get back to some form of training, we do ask that family, friends and supporters please do not come along to spectate.

We're sorry to ask this of you all and know some of you only want to show your support, but we need to keep our Club training restricted, and all our groups as socially distant as possible.

When it's safe again, we will of course encourage our community to be out in full force at all Roys events.


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