>AFL to inquire WA Government about vaccine passorts to spectate this year's Grand Final.
>"We don't want the players catching the virus in Perth and bringing it back to Melbourne," states AFL CEO Gil McLachlan, "if we can ensure the vaccination status of those at the ground on Grand Final day, it will make the day a whole lot stressful for us all"
>"This is to ensure the safety of all Australians - not just the football players; not just Melbourne", he added, "It's important that we all aim to get vaccinated at some point, and I would like to see the AFL, with the help of the McGowan Government, strive toward making that a reality".
>Western Australia is currently among the least vaccinated states in Australia, along with South Australia and Queensland. With rumours abound concerning whether vaccine passports will be required to watch AFL matches live for the 2022 season, McLachlan remains non-committal.
>"It's something we can definitely look into, but we will have to come to a conclusion [on the matter] after this season's completed and consider the vaccination rates early next year".
>The McGowan Government is yet to release a statement regarding vaccine passports and the 2021 AFL Grand Final, which will be held in Perth on 25 September.