The Adelaide Football Club accepts the AFL’s sanctions imposed for a breach of player training protocols. 

The League investigation confirmed there was no intent to deliberately break the rules or seek competitive advantage.

Relevant approvals were provided by both the AFL and South Australia Police for 16 players and an assistant coach to stay in a quarantine hub in the Barossa Valley, including permission to train in pairs in the open space areas and adhering to social distancing.

As previously stated, the Club acknowledges adherence to these protocols did not occur during the delivery of certain elements of the training program involving a group of players last Thursday.

The Club also notes its role and the broader football industry in trying to limit the spread of the coronavirus.