South Australia health concerns a major hiccup for AFL restart plans


South Australian health officials have again refused to grant the AFL an exemption from their strict 14-day quarantine measures throwing the league’s plans into further disarray as they prepare for the season restart.

They have also refused to allow AFL teams to engage in full contact training reinforcing that the rules allowing sporting teams to engage in non-contact training in groups of 10 applies to AFL clubs also.

It means that despite the Victorian government giving AFL clubs an exemption on Monday to start full training this week the competition’s restart is being held up by both the South Australian and Western Australian governments.

The decision increases the chances Adelaide and Port Adelaide would have to temporarily relocate in order for the season to start without disruption meaning they could join Western Australian clubs West Coast and Fremantle in quarantine hubs for the first four to six weeks of the season.



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