The guernseys are still on the rack for the time being as new announcements work their way through all the appropriate avenues to determine if we can have a 2020 season.
Sunday's announcement from the Victorian Government for community sport has given us some exciting dates to look forward to.
From Monday 13 July we will be able to commence with full-contact training and a date has been set for a potential return to competition from Monday 20 July.
While the date for competition has been set by the State Government, and is a positive step forward, we still have a lot to work through.
AFL Victoria will now work with Leagues, Clubs, participants, coaches, umpires and volunteers to ensure we return to competition play in an effective and safe manner in adherence with Victorian Government guidelines and the AFL Return to Play (RTP) Framework.
The VAFA Board will meet the week beginning June 22 to determine whether a season will proceed and provide further advice specifically related to VAFA RTP will follow.
We’ll need to wait for news from this meeting of the VAFA Board meeting about what RTP means for our association, us as a Club, and all of our teams individually. Once this occurs, the FFC Board will meet to form decisions based on this news, so it may not be until the following week until more is known about Fitzroy's approach to 2020.
The Club's Directors would like to express their sincere thanks to coaches and players for the respect shown for the RTT protocols since we've been back at training and for their spirit and enthusiasm as we've come back together. It's been wonderful to see.
Thanks to or local community for also being so understanding of the protocols and vacating ovals while sessions are on, and not crowding spaces by watching the sessions. We know it's hard.
We're all keen to get our season going, and we know it's been a long few months without answers, but we need to stay patient and wait for the information to come to hand.
Local Footy: Football in the time of Corona
Our Pav has written a great piece for
The Footy Almanac about being back at footy training with the new RTT protocols and the community spirit of our Club.
Any donation will help the famous Fitzroy Football Club come through this crisis and allow us to continue bringing our community together through football.
#RoyGirls profiles part 1
Get to know some of our Roy Girls!
We've had a couple of weeks getting to know some of our #RoyBoys, now it's the #RoyGirls turn! Check out what Liz Olney, Cassie Blake, Luci Murphy and Hilary Collett have to say in our ISO life profiles!
Junior Club: Elizabeth Rose Olney: East Malvern Knights Cassandra Valerie Blake: Kew Comets FC and Kew Volleyball Club Lucinda Rae Murphy: Northern Districts Netball Hilary Grace Collett: Sandringham Junior Soccer Club
Favourite ISO Meal: EO: Spaghetti bolognese CB: A romantic meal with Will Zaghis of gnocchi (prepared by Will!) LM: Toasted sandwiches with cheese, tomatoes and jalapeños HC: Spaghetti bolognese
Funniest teammate: EO: Luci Murphy CB: Alexa Madden LM: Claudia Bell HC: Claudia Bell
Favourite song to get pumped for game day: EO: Hold On by Wilson Phillips CB: Purple Hat by Sofi Tucker LM: Torn by Natalie Imbruglia HC: Bang Bang
Teammate you would not want to be in ISO with: EO: I like all my teammates! CB: Teresa Zampaglione LM: Alexa Madden HC: Luci Murphy
Favourite saying by your coach: EO: Fast feet (Jo Hogan) CB: If they run fast, you run faster. If they hit you hard, you hit them harder (Mick Symons) LM: Go for the low torp (Mick Symons) HC: Just one more (Mick Symons)
Least favourite training drill: EO: 2km time trial CB: Square handball drill LM: Any training drill... HC: In and out drill
If you could be a famous person for a day who would it be: EO: Michelle Obama CB: David Attenborough LM: Hamish Blake HC: Erin Phillips
ISO TV binge go-to: EO: Brooklyn-99 and Schitt's Creek on Netflix CB: The Last Dance and Formulae One racing LM: Friends HC: Grey's Anatomy
First thing you want to do after ISO is over: EO: Play a game of footy CB: Give my mum a hug and a kiss LM: Go to the Royal Derby for a Pint and a Parma HC: Go to Yah Yah's
Most Memorable Football Moment: EO: Kicking 7 goals at Victoria Park CB: My first senior game at Fitzroy LM: Playing in the 2015 finals series for Fitzroy HC: First game of senior footy
The Club in the VAFA you would like to be by 1 point in a Grand Final: EO: St. Kevin's CB: West Brunswick LM: St Kevin's HC: St Kevin's
Micky Conlan on The Front Bar
Did you catch The Tank on The Front Bar on Wednesday night?
If you missed it, be sure to give it a watch. Micky is still in fantastic shape and shared some great laughs with the boys.