Sport Port players in suspected AFL COVID breach

05:15  18 june  2021
05:15  18 june  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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Port found out on Wednesday about the gathering at Ladhams’ home before immediately notifying the AFL . “It’s wasted a whole heap of people’s time, resources that should be going into other areas in order to keep the game going, rather than having to make punitive measures for idiotic behaviour “The protocols are in place for a reason, to protect the players and the wider community. If you make the decision to breach them, then you will be held accountable.” These bans come less than a week after Sydney teenager Elijah Taylor was suspended for the remainder of the season after his partner

Two more AFL players are in hot water with an AFL investigation finding two Port Adelaide stars have breached the league ’s COVID -19 protocols. The AFL announced on Thursday evening Ladhams has been suspended for the next three games while Houston has been suspended for two games. Port Adelaide has also been hit with a ,000 fine with ,000 suspended, pending any further breaches . Ladhams and Crows player Billy Frampton live to gether in Adelaide, but the AFL has announced no action will be taken against the Adelaide player after the investigation found he was not involved and

Four Port Adelaide players have been caught on camera at the Australian Olympic Swimming trials in a suspected breach of the AFL's COVID-19 protocols.

Maximilian Marterer standing in front of a crowd: Mitch Georgiades was one of four Port players seen without wearing face masks at the swimming. © Matt Turner/AAP PHOTOS Mitch Georgiades was one of four Port players seen without wearing face masks at the swimming.

The Power's Zak Butters, Mitch Georgiades, Ollie Lord and Dylan Williams were seen not wearing face masks at Adelaide's State Aquatic Centre on Thursday.

A photo, which was sent to The Advertiser, shows the players sitting in the grandstand, with all other members of the crowd around them wearing their face masks.

Georgiades is the only player out of the four currently in the senior team, having made 11 appearances this season.

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The league would not comment. Tensions are rising in the state after Queensland announced on Wednesday that it had recorded two positive tests from people who had arrived from Victoria via NSW but not stayed in quarantine. The AFL is desperate to ensure that no one from the league steps outside the guidelines they established in consultation with the Queensland government to allow the competition to continue in the state. The relocation of the families of players , broadcasters and umpires as well as key staff from AFL clubs has made the AFL nervous and they have told clubs they will have little

Richmond players Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones have issued apologies after being sent home from Queensland and banned for 10 AFL matches for breaching the league 's COVID -19 protocols. Key points: Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones breached COVID rules in QLD. The pair was later involved in a fight, and suspended from the AFL .

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Rising star Butters has been out with a nerve injury to his left knee since round four, while Lord and Williams are yet to play at AFL level.

It comes after arch-rivals Adelaide were fined $50,000 after several Crows players removed their masks during a flight home from Sydney after the round-11 defeat to Richmond.

Port flew out on Friday morning to the Gold Coast for Saturday's clash with the Suns at Metricon Stadium.

Power coach Ken Hinkley was not asked about the incident in his pre-game media conference at Adelaide airport.

The AFL and Port Adelaide have been contacted for comment.

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