On Thursday, the AFL advised all VFL and VFLW Clubs that this weekend’s scheduled matches will not proceed as planned as a result of the Circuit Breaker Lockdown announced by the Victorian State Government on Friday morning.

This means the Northern Bullants scheduled round six match against Southport in Queensland this weekend will not go ahead.

Outdoor physical recreation and sport will be closed across Victoria during the seven-day lockdown period which starts on Thursday at 11.59pm (AEST) and affects all VFL and VFLW matches scheduled for this weekend involving Victorian clubs.

The community sport restrictions apply to the VFL and VFLW competitions.

All VFL and VFLW matches scheduled to be played in Victoria and involving Victorian clubs this weekend have been postponed.

The AFL has prepared for this situation and the inclusion of three allocated byes for all VFL clubs provides flexibility with the fixture.

Restrictions are enforced until 11.59pm Thursday June 3, 2021 with no VFL or VFLW training to occur before this time.

The AFL will continue to take the advice of governments and health officials as it works through fixturing alternatives for the VFL and VFLW to ensure matches are played, however, acknowledges the situation is fluid and any decision made may change.

The AFL will continue to meet with all parties and review this decision based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health departments and medical experts.

Any updates and advice will be communicated to members and supporters in a timely manner.

Please stay safe, Ants Family. We will be back out on the field before we know it.