Sport Vics to stay home, 'eat cheese' for AFL GF
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Concussion figures independently recorded through the AFL season have led to a call for greater protection for players, and prompted player agent Peter Jess to lobby the prime minster for an overview of the federal government's policy.Veteran player advocate Peter Jess says new statistics reinforce that the AFL's minimum 12-day concussion protocol is too short and he has even written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling for a revised concussion-in-sport policy.
Melburnians have been urged not to flock to football heartlands and other supporters' homes over AFL grand final weekend, with the city's nightly curfew to remain in effect.
Saturday's AFL decider was earlier this month relocated away from the MCG to Perth Stadium, as Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak worsened.
It's the second straight year the blockbuster event, which typically draws a 100,000-strong crowd, has been moved away from Melbourne and both grand finalists are again Victorian teams.
AFL boss reveals role in Scott's Carlton rejection
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has revealed what he told Brad Scott when he was weighing up whether to return to coaching.After the Blues had been knocked back by Alastair Clarkson and Ross Lyon, Scott had emerged as a frontrunner of sorts, and was described as the individual who "holds the key" to the coaching race last week.
With Melbourne playing off against the Western Bulldogs for a shot at their first premiership in 57 years, Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton encouraged fans not to congregate regardless of the result.
"We don't want to see crowds down at Whitten Oval, we don't want to see crowds down at Gosch's Paddock after the match or on Sunday; either in celebration or commiseration," he told reporters on Friday.
"It is those close contacts that put you, your friends and your households at risk. Enjoy your fancy cheese boards or whatever way you want to enjoy it at home.
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"Put the barbecue on, but put your iPad up, have your phones on FaceTime, cry and scream and laugh and joke over the internet to connect with friends and family, and enjoy the spirit of the day in full."
AFL announce grand final entertainment
The AFL have announced their pre-game and half-time entertainment for the 2021 grand final in Perth.Due to the coronavirus pandemic causing havoc in the eastern states, the season finale between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons will be held on September 25 at Optus Stadium in Perth instead of the traditional home of AFL, the MCG.
Richmond's Swan Street was a focal point for Tigers supporters' colourful celebrations after their drought-breaking premiership in 2017.
With the city still living through its 112-day lockdown, there was minimal activity last year when Richmond beat Geelong in Brisbane to claim their third AFL flag in four seasons.
Melbourne's curfew had already been scrapped before the 2020 grand final, and it won't be temporarily suspended for Saturday evening.
Home gatherings remain banned across Victoria, with Professor Sutton saying the "overwhelming" majority of coronavirus transmission in the state is still happening within and between households.
"Do not go to households thinking that 'I'll be alright, I don't have symptoms, it's just me, it's just my friends and family, of course I won't transmit to them'," he said.
"That's exactly how we're seeing transmission occur."
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