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AFL TO NAVIGATE TRAINING PROTOCOLS

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Settling on league-wide training protocols will be a crucial step as the AFL closes in on a plan to restart the 2020 season, with an announcement potentially as early as Today.

As things stand, players across the league can currently only train in pairs, to ensure fairness across the 18 teams, despite varying restrictions across the different states.

Yesterday,  all 10 Victorian clubs were handed exemptions by the state government to train at full capacity - including full-contact work - from Wednesday, providing they operate in exclusive facilities away from the general public.

The four AFL clubs in NSW and Queensland appear likely to receive similar exemptions, in line with those given to their NRL counterparts.

But in South Australia and Western Australia, there are no exemptions yet for professional teams, with West Coast, Fremantle, Adelaide and Port Adelaide players currently only permitted to train in groups of 10, without contact.

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