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AFL outlines the "only way" season can resume


AFL fixtures boss Travis Auld admits some form of quarantine hubs is the only practical way of restarting the season.

The concept of flying teams to multiple parts of the country to complete a block of matches was endorsed by AFLPA president Patrick Dangerfield on SEN’s Whateley earlier this week after he initially appeared lukewarm on the concept.

With the AFL to poised to announce a return to play date in the coming weeks, Auld said the league had several hub options to help start the season again.

"It feels like the only way we're going to get our season started," Auld told the Working Through It podcast.

"It may not be the way we complete our season, but it certainly feels like the way we need to get it started.

"A hub is a term for 'How do we put our players in an environment where we can, first prioritise their health and safety but also not be a burden on the community?'.

"We've got a few options in front of us. They range from one hub with 18 teams together playing out of 2-3 stadiums.

"Then there's an opportunity to have maybe up to three hubs with six teams in each hub located in different states playing out of traditional home and away venues."

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