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Some training restrictions lifted for elite AFL football teams in South Australia

19 May 2020 4:19pm

The emergency management State Coordinator; police Commissioner Grant Stevens, has this afternoon provided exemptions to both the Adelaide and Port Adelaide Football Clubs allowing full squad training sessions, including tackling, contact and match simulation in South Australia.

Determining that these particular players fall within the ambit of elite athletes; Commissioner Stevens has directed that these exemptions will be subject to a range of conditions including remaining in their respective places of residence and only permitted to travel to and from the particular training venue when required to do so.

They may leave their residence for essential reasons such as seeking medical assistance.

This will allow the two clubs to train on a comparative basis to other AFL teams preparing interstate.