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AFL warns jet-setting gamers amid Dustin Martni ‘double requirements’ declare

Gamers have been instructed they have to bear the dangers in the event that they journey interstate throughout an AFL bye. understands the AFL raised the advisory on a name with membership soccer managers on Monday.

It comes after Richmond celebrity Dustin Martin was cleared to journey to New Zealand on Wednesday to go to his father.

The ‘no interstate journey’ advisory message is perceived as a possible double normal.

However AFL sources say their coverage concerning Martin’s journey is identical as it’s for all gamers.

Martin’s getaway is Richmond’s accountability and threat.

Different gamers aren’t banned from travelling interstate, together with throughout their crew’s bye.

Martin determined to reap the benefits of the trans-Tasman journey bubble when he was pressured out of this weekend’s blockbuster with the Western Bulldogs as a result of concussion.

Dustin Martin flew to New Zealand on Wednesday to see his father. Credit score: 7NEWS

He has not seen his father Shane, who was deported from Australia in 2016, for greater than a yr.

However the AFL has instructed golf equipment the danger with any journey is on them and their gamers given how shortly border conditions can change.

Video games gained’t be postponed or delayed if gamers inadvertently get caught interstate or in New Zealand.

St Kilda’s Brad Hill lately visited household in Perth, virtually getting caught out due to the declared crimson zone dates.

Hill was in Perth from Sunday, April 18 to Tuesday, April 20 forward of the Saints’ conflict with the Port Adelaide recreation final Sunday, and wanted an exemption to enter South Australia to tackle the Energy.

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The Hawthorn premiership star as soon as flew to Los Angeles in the course of the season to go to his girlfriend for 4 days.

In the meantime, the AFL has confirmed all groups will fly non-public constitution for video games performed in rounds seven to 10 as a part of improved COID protocols.


Richmond coach Damien Hardwick mentioned the Tigers assessed the danger related to a key participant travelling abroad in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and determined it was finest to let Martin make a brief journey.

“It’s a no brainer for us,” Hardwick instructed reporters on Wednesday.

“He’ll head again to see his dad, he hasn’t seen him for an extended time frame.

“It’s a little bit bit like everybody else, he’s travelling again to see his dad, who simply occurs to be abroad.

Dustin Martin's father Shane 'Kiwi" Martin.Dustin Martin’s father Shane ‘Kiwi” Martin. Credit score: Brett Phibbs/PhibbsVisuals/AAPIMAGE

“I do know it’s a little bit bit difficult with these COVID occasions however we’ll at all times assist our participant who desires to see his household.”

Hardwick acknowledged there’s some likelihood the trans-Tasman bubble may shut whereas Martin is away, if there’s one other coronavirus outbreak in both nation.

“All of the contingencies have been labored via however there’s a very, very small chance that it occurs,” Hardwick mentioned.

“On the finish of the day, you’ll be able to reside your life in worry or you’ll be able to select to reside. We select to reside.”

– with AAP

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