AFL is set to resume across the North Coast with the season format for the junior competition confirmed.
In line with the lifting of government restrictions, AFL North Coast has determined that the junior competition will commence on Sunday, July 19.
It will comprise of ten rounds of home and away matches, with the top two teams in each age group qualifying for a straight grand final to be played on Sunday, September 27.
This will apply to the Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, and Youth Girls (Under 17) age groups.
Community Football Manager Paul Taylor said that players, coaches, and club administrators are excited by the return to competition.
"We've worked closely with our clubs to devise a format that provides the opportunity for players and teams to play as many matches as possible, whilst still concluding with a pinnacle event. Ten rounds of matches represents two thirds of a normal season which, under the circumstances, is a fantastic outcome," he said.
"The draw will be developed in the coming weeks once all team nominations are received and we look forward to publishing that info as soon as it's available."
The format of the senior competition is being finalised and will be announced next week.
"Over the past five years AFL North Coast has seen tremendous growth with the number of players, teams, and clubs effectively doubling," Taylor said.
"This is in part thanks to the exposure the code has received through our local media channels. We thank our local media for their support and look forward to continuing the relationship in the coming season."
Registrations are open at all clubs with new and returning players always welcome. To find your local club go to play.afl and search by postcode.