3 football leagues in Australia still in action amid COVID-19 crisis

A game between Richmond and Carlton in the Australian Rules Football’s AFL in an empty stadium (Michael Dodge)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Despite the large number of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia, three of its major football leagues are still seeing full action.

The National Rugby League, soccer’s A-league, and the Australian Rules Football’s AFL are still active with their scheduled games, playing their games almost twice a week.

However, with the leagues still in operation, fans are barred from entering the stadium premises, allowing the games to push through empty.

These three leagues just opened their new season and no further notice was released among them since the start of the pandemic.

Their recent move was the prevention of entry for those who wish to watch their games, but plans of cancelation are still not announced amid the growing number of COVID-19 positive patients in Australia.