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AFLW Tiger tests positive for COVID-19

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A Richmond AFLW player has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Tigers confirmed a player had returned a positive result from a pre-training rapid antigen test on Saturday.

Training did not occur that day as a result and Richmond’s AFLW squad was isolating and awaiting directions from Victoria’s Department of Health as to the duration of their self-quarantine period.

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The player also received a positive PCR test this morning.

“In line with current government advice, all program members who attended the club at the prior training session on Thursday, October 14, have remained isolated,” a Tigers statement read.

“While the person did not enter the facility or mix with people at the club on Saturday, out of an abundance of caution, all other members of the Richmond AFLW bubble were tested over the weekend, with each returning a negative result.”

“The club will work with the AFL and Victorian Department of Health to determine when the program can resume.”

The only previous reported incidence of an AFL or AFLW player returning a positive COVID-19 test was former Essendon player Conor McKenna in June 2020.

The AFLW season is due to get underway on January 6.

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