Crows and Giants fly out of WA ahead of lockdown

ADELAIDE and Greater Western Sydney's AFLW teams will fly out of Perth as planned on Sunday afternoon after Western Australia moved into a five-day lockdown due to COVID-19 precautions.

Fremantle, meanwhile, has announced it will do what is necessary to keep the season going after downing the Giants by 30 points in a powerful performance at Fremantle Oval.

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Less than an hour before bouncedown in the final match of round one, the WA Government announced Perth and two WA regions would move into lockdown at 6pm AWST on Sunday, with the Dockers choosing to wait until the final siren before informing the players.

The lockdown will continue until 6pm AWST on Friday, February 5. 

The WA Football Commission confirmed on Sunday evening that no football clubs or umpiring groups would be able to train, hold gym sessions or face-to-face meetings throughout the lockdown period. 

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Coach Trent Cooper said the club was prepared for anything and looked forward to helping the AFLW season continue, with his team scheduled to fly to South Australia on Saturday.

Fremantle coach Trent Cooper speaks to his players during the win over GWS. Picture: AFL Photos

"There's quite a few different scenarios that could play out. We just have to be ready for all of them," Cooper said on Sunday.

"It'll be an anxious time for [the players], with their work and different things like that, but overall the group has responded really well to the news of what's happened today and we're really looking forward to helping the season go on wherever it does."

The Dockers are scheduled to face Adelaide at 4.40pm ACDT next Sunday, while West Coast is due to meet the Giants, also in Adelaide, at 12.40pm ACDT on Saturday.

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The League said it would continue to be led by government and health officials when navigating the WA shutdown and what it means for the AFLW season.

"The health and safety of everyone in the game and in the wider community remains the priority and the AFL will continue to be led by government and health officials," an AFL spokesperson said.