The Gold Coast SUNS have today announced a top-up list of 14 players to call upon if required by the AFL Covid Health & Safety Protocols.
The AFL has advised each club has the option to list up to 20 additional players as part of a Covid Contingency list should the club be impacted by a Covid outbreak during the season.
The Gold Coast SUNS have selected a list of 14 players (below) due to the club already having an expanded AFL list.
The club has option to add more players to the Covid Contingency list if necessary.
Clubs are only able to access players from the following:
- The club’s current aligned State League/Second Tier playing list
- 19-year-old Next Generation Academy (NGA) or Northern Academy player currently in the club’s program
- Designated standalone State League listed players
The guidelines are designed to provide clubs with flexibility to navigate circumstances of increased COVID-19 risk whilst also maintaining the integrity of the competition and not materially impacting second tier competitions across the country.
Should the number of AFL Listed Players that are available to be selected for either AFL or State League / Second Tier matches fall below 30 due to the combined impact of COVID Health & Safety Protocols, normal football injuries and general unavailability, then the Club may activate a player from their COVID Contingency List to be available to participate in training sessions only.
Should the number of AFL Listed Players that are available to be selected fall below 28 due to the combined impact of COVID Health & Safety Protocols, normal football injuries and general unavailability, then the Club may activate a player from their COVID Contingency List to play in an AFL match. Noting the Club must prioritise the selection of AFL listed players where reasonable.
Note: If the Club has less than 30 AFL Listed players available, but this is not due to any player being subject to COVID Health & Safety Protocols, then the Club will not be able to activate a COVID Contingency player.
Gold Coast SUNS Covid top-up list:
Will Bella (GC SUNS Academy)
Kwaby Boakye (Southport)
Joel Crocker (Southport)
Jacob Dawson (Southport)
Morgan Ferres (GC SUNS Academy)
Jed Foggo (GC SUNS Academy)
Brinn Little (GC SUNS Academy)
Jay Lockhart (Southport)
Max Spencer (Southport)
Ned Stevens (GC SUNS Academy)
Riley Stone (GC SUNS Academy)
Fraser Thurlow (Southport)
Jacob Townsend (Southport)
Boyd Woodcock (Southport)