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Crows rocked by two positive Covid cases



The news will have league bosses on edge, and broke as the Crows women returned to training on Monday evening following their Christmas break.The Crows released a statement on Monday afternoon saying the two non-players were both fully vaccinated, reported to be in good health and were adhering to all relevant SA Government health directives by isolating at home. It comes as South Australia recorded 842 new cases on Monday following a Christmas weekend outbreak.The Crows said they did not expect the positive test results to impact on either person fulfilling their duties for Round 1 of the AFLW season. Catch every moment of The Ashes live and ad-break free during play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-days free now.The Crows kick off their campaign on January 8 against Fremantle. That game is still scheduled to be played at Fremantle Oval even though the Western Australian government has South Australia classed as a high-risk state.Brisbane is also due to go to WA for its first match, against West Coast at Mineral Resources Park on January 9. The AFL has announced that if AFLW sides cannot field at least 21 players in the event of an outbreak, games will be postponed or even cancelled.The Lions said on Monday their AFLW program was continuing to follow all AFL protocols.This includes mask wearing at training and in the community, rapid antigen testing prior to each session, and weekly PCR testing.This is in addition to all Queensland Health advice given to the community around mask wearing and the use of QR check-in codes. In addition, anyone travelling for the Lions’ Round 1 match in Perth cannot travel interstate in the 14 days prior to travel due to the WA Government quarantine period.Last week Crows captain Chelsea Randall told the club’s website that many players had decided to stay in Adelaide and train with one another over the Christmas break because of the state’s Covid situation. “They are making a lot of sacrifices with their families to give everything they’ve got to this AFL program,” she said. The Crows have told their AFLW players to assess the risk of every outing outside the club to avoid the virus.Last week it was revealed 10 Sydney AFL players had tested positive for Covid.

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