WA, SA AFL Teams to Head to Gold Coast Isolation Hub

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

The Eagles and Dockers are getting set to head to an AFL isolation hub on the Gold Coast, along with the two South Australian clubs.

The families of players and staff are permitted to travel with the clubs, but they’ll have to observe the same isolation protocols.

Eagles CEO Trevor Nisbett says it won’t be easy, but everyone’s just looking forward to getting back to football.

“I don’t think everyone’s thrilled about having to go away for a four-week stint but… most players and our staff when you talk to them are up for the challenge and most are looking forward to it,” he says.

The clubs will be there for at least the first four weeks after the resumption, but the league says fixturing after that will be fluid, depending on the coronavirus situation.

Mr Nisbett says they’ll just have to play it by ear.

“I don’t think they know at the AFL yet because there are so many twists and turns to come over this season, it’s really speculative. We just have to be prepared for the changes that go on from week to week and day to day, basically.”

The season resumes on June 11.



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