To call these challenging times would be an understatement. In my 25 years working in football I can’t recall a time where the Clubs and Code have been challenged quite like this, and we, like everyone else across the world, don’t yet know the full extent of the situation we will all need to face and work through together.
While the directive from the AFL and government that it is not possible for our supporters to attend games for the foreseeable future, we intend to work to find ways to give you access to the team and Club that you love over the coming weeks, albeit through very different channels.
We understand and share your disappointment that the 2020 season we had all been eagerly anticipating is going to now look quite different, however we intend to follow government and expert advice as our main priority here is the wellbeing of our players, staff, members and fans. With this in mind we will be working to minimise public exposure of staff and players including restricting access to our headquarters at the Gabba. Additional measures will be communicated over the coming days.
We ask for your understanding, loyalty and patience as we navigate through what is an extremely fluid situation. The League and indeed our Club are going to be impacted greatly but we have an exceptional group of people here at the Brisbane Lions and we are working hard to minimise the impact of this to you all.
Whilst there is so much uncertainty in what lies ahead, what I do know for sure is that the Brisbane Lions have been through many challenges throughout our history, and we’ve stuck together. And that’s what we’ll do here, we’ll get through this together.
Thank you to our members and fans for your understanding. We will communicate with you again as soon as more information comes to hand but until then, take care of yourselves and your families.
For up to date information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and relevant protocol please visit the dedicated Australian Federal Government Department of Health page here.