Spectators can watch junior competitions when seasons kick off in a major boost for players and families.
AFL Victoria announced on Thursday groups of 10, adhering to social distancing, can attend matches.
People can also watch from their cars under the guidelines, brought into combat COVID-19.
Both the Hampden and Warrnambool and District leagues want to run junior seasons in 2020 after scrapping their senior competitions due to coronavirus complications.
Warrnambool and District president Kylie Murphy welcomed the news.
"With no more than 10 people in a group outside in the open, you will be able to spread quite easily around the football oval," she said.
"As long as everyone abides by the public gathering restrictions - the 1.5 metres apart that the state government has in place.
"With having vehicles parked around the ground it will help with the social distancing too.
"Around the netball court might be a little harder with a smaller space but I still believe that you will be able to watch a game comfortably with the restrictions.
"I think that the spectators will follow the requirements because they are there to enjoy watching and seeing their kids play football and netball."
Murphy is hopeful restrictions will ease when its junior competition starts on August 1.
"Let's hope the group of 10 can be 20," she said.
AFL Western District commercial and operations manager Matt Ross said fans at junior games, as well as Western Victoria Female Football League matches, was a plus.
"I think from a training perspective having mum or dad there is important for the kids," he said. "A lot of kids will get anxious if mum or dad isn't there."
Ross said "spectators were well and truly allowed" under the protocols.
"As long as there is no more than 10 (in a group) and they're spaced out appropriately at the facility," he said.
"There is no upper cap in the legal regulations. We're hoping that prior to the competitions starting that we might have a little bit more guidance on a cap for clubs so practically they can have something to work with.
"But we don't see that as being too much of a problem with the junior grades seeing as generally attendance is limited to family."
Ross said the competitions "might get some support from people who might not otherwise attend those matches".
"Hopefully it will build that club camaraderie," he said.
The Hampden league pulled the pin on June 10 and Warrnambool and District league followed suit on Wednesday night.
The HFNL wants to start its junior competition on either July 18 or July 25 while the District league has locked in August 1 and an eight-week round-robin without finals.
Hampden president Tim Mason said the league had a meeting regarding juniors planned for Thursday night.
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