AFLW Tiger tests positive to COVID-19

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A Richmond AFLW player has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating as per government regulations.

The positive case was picked by rapid antigen testing before training on Saturday, which led to that session being cancelled.

A Tigers spokeswoman said all other players had been tested and returned negative results.

AFLW players fall under the Victorian government’s vaccination rules for authorised workers, and as of last Friday had to have had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine in order to continue to work.

AFLW players are in the midst of their pre-season and most clubs have been back at training for about three weeks ahead of the scheduled season start in early January.

Former AFL player Conor McKenna returned a positive COVID-19 test mid-season last year, the only other reported positive among AFL and AFLW players.

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