There are plenty of obstacles that come with playing elite sport and Adelaide midfielder Rachelle Martin says rising to those challenges is what good teams do best.

The 2022 AFLW season, like many other sports teams and workforces, was dealt a blow last week due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with the postponement of Brisbane’s game against Collingwood.

Multiple Magpies players have fallen under the AFL’s Health and Safety Protocol and the postponement of their semi-final also pushed back the remaining finals..

Adelaide’s Preliminary Final against Fremantle was set to be played this weekend but will now take place on Saturday, April 2.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Martin said having an extra week to prepare was a positive.

“Obviously there’s many emotions and thoughts going on inside of us but this is a chance for elite teams to really stand up,” Martin said.

“Basically it’s out of our control, (it’s about) controlling what we can control and keeping a positive attitude while doing it.

“I think it’s another opportunity for us to take our game and sharpen up our skills, ready for that final to come.

“I think it’s another opportunity for us to...sharpen up our skills.

“The focus for this week is to train as hard as we can and lead up to the finals the same way.”

Martin featured in all 10 minor round matches this season, averaging 10.2 disposals per game, 5.9 contested possessions and 5.2 tackles.

She said she had worked hard to take her game to another level in 2022 and it helped having a good culture at the Club.

“The culture has been amazing and I think it’s brought us closer together,” Martin said.

“A lot of the girls have debuted as well, so there’s been plenty of opportunity for everyone.

“Of course there’s been up and downs but everyone is all on the same page this year.

“For me personally, playing different roles this year, more in the midfield compared to other seasons, and that’s been a good opportunity for me as well.

“But I think just playing with my sister (Hannah Button) as well - that’s been what makes footy fun.

“And winning games together makes it even better.”

Adelaide earned a home Preliminary Final after finishing the minor round top of the ladder.

A venue and a time for Adelaide’s clash with Fremantle is yet to be announced but Martin said playing in front of a home crowd was what mattered the most.

“It'll be a home game, we are very thankful to play in front of our home crowd,” Martin said.

“Of course Adelaide Oval would be great, more people can come along.

“But whatever venue we are at, we hope we can deliver in front of our home fans and that people come and support us.”