Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe isn’t letting lockdown stop him from getting to work this pre-season, sharing a picture of himself training at Fremantle Oval this morning.
Wearing the required government-mandated mask, the dual-Brownlow Medallist hit the track with teammate James Aish as temperatures passed 30C.
Fyfe’s biggest issue appeared to be trying to drink while wearing the mask, sharing a humorous picture of himself trying to keep hydrated, showing the lighter side of the lockdown.
Training at both WA clubs has been called off this week as part of the five-day lockdown, with the AFL yet to announce if the rest of the competition will have to follow suit.
In lockdown last year players were able to train in groups of six to eight players as they prepared for the re-start of the season, but did not have to wear a mask at the time.
Both WA clubs are set to play pre-season games in just over a month, with the Dockers scheduled to take on Adelaide at Fremantle Oval on March 6, while West Coast will play Port Adelaide at Leederville Oval a day later.
In a statement West Coast chief executive Trevor Nisbett said the club was still not sure what the lockdown this means for our AFLW team, who were scheduled to play in Adelaide this weekend.
“Or for our AFL players who are in pre-season training; however, like everyone else, we will abide by the government’s lockdown rules,” he said.
Both West Coast and Fremantle have shut down their facilities for the lockdown.
The Western Australian Football Commission this morning announced all face-to-face preseason training at all levels of footy will be cancelled within COVID-19 impacted regions.
Round two of the AFLW season is yet to confirmed, with Adelaide and GWS in quarantine after leaving WA last night.