Police paid a visit to a Narooma Lions' training session recently after concerns were raised the SCAFL club was breaching social distancing rules.
The Lions' seniors were training in two groups of 10 when members of the public reported concerns to Narooma Police recently.
However, senior coach Colin Fosternally said the club was following all COVID-19 rules.
"We have all the protocols in place, we're doing all the forms and every coach has completed the [COVID-19] safety courses," Mr Fosternally said.
Clubs could face an $11,000 fine for breaching COVID-19 rules. Narooma Police sought clarity from the council on the most recent sport safety guidelines.
Eurobodalla Shire Council's recreation development coordinator, Matt Neason, was notified of the query.
"Some concerned locals contacted police - with queries of people gathering in large numbers on the oval," Mr Neason said.
"Police wanted to clarify what the NSW AFL guidelines were.
"Police were comfortable that the training session sat within the existing public order."
There was no fine issued. Mr Neason praised the efforts of each sporting club in following distancing measures.
"Our community sporting clubs have been amazing in the way they have adapted to the changing landscape," he said.
"Most clubs have not only met the requirements under public orders but have gone right above in making sure the community has stayed safe.
"Councils work closely with all sporting clubs to ensure they're across the current public orders and that they understand their COVID-19 guidelines."
He said it could be difficult for the community to keep up-to-date with changing restrictions. He said guidelines varied across each sporting code.
"Each sport had to set their own guidelines, which could have created a challenge in a consistent message," Mr Neason said.
AFL Southern regional manager Matt Graham said the police visits were a good safety measure and reminded clubs to be vigilant with their COVID-19 safety plans.
"Clubs must comply with AFL NSW/ACT small group training protocols - with the appointment of a COVID officer, no contact, and a maximum of 20 in a group," he said.
"Across the South Coast region there have been three of four times where police have attended training sessions, counting numbers and making sure protocols were followed," Mr Graham said.
He said "it's a big fine that could be passed on to a community club" who may already be struggling financially. Restrictions are expected to ease again on July 1.