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Collingwood hit by COVID-19 case as AFL, netball gamers and employees pressured into quarantine

Collingwood have been hit by a COVID-19 scare, with AFL gamers and employees instructed to get examined and isolate.

Membership officers responded shortly after they have been notified late on Monday {that a} doable COVID case had visited their headquarters.

This morning the check outcome got here again constructive, with the Holden Centre closed for a deep clear.

Gamers, coaches and employees who had been on the membership since Thursday have been despatched for testing and into isolation.

The publicity interval began the day after Craig McRae was introduced because the AFL crew’s new coach.

Collingwood’s footballers and netballers are formally on go away however some have been utilizing the gymnasium.

The membership mentioned coaches and employees will work remotely throughout their quarantine durations.

The Pies’ season ended on August 22 after lacking the AFL finals.

Away from their duties, a number of gamers took the chance to get vaccinated.

The membership additionally moved shortly to unveil McRae because the senior coach, parting methods with caretaker Robert Harvey on the identical time.

However the drama continued by means of the early weeks of Collingwood’s low season.

President Mark Korda introduced final week that he would give up his function on the finish of the 2022 season and go away the board altogether.

He solely took over in February after the departure of Eddie McGuire, who resigned after 22 years in cost following his bungled dealing with of the ‘Do Higher’ report into racism.

Some Collingwood gamers and employees have been pressured into quarantine. Credit score: Getty

The Magpies have endured a rocky 12 months filled with chaos and instability on and off the sector, with Nathan Buckley’s 10-year stint as coach coming to an finish in the course of the 2021 season.

Korda’s tenure has been removed from easy, contending with the specter of board challenges and member-led emergency normal conferences.

Former AFL authorized adviser, and shut buddy of McGuire, Jeff Browne has made no secret of his need to roll Korda as Collingwood’s president.

– with AAP

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