MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Andrew Swallow, Ben Cunnington, Jack Ziebell and their Kangaroos teammates practise catching the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on August 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Kanagaroos concerned about effects of Metro rail construction on players

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05:  Andrew Swallow, Ben Cunnington, Jack Ziebell and their Kangaroos teammates practise catching the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on August 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 05: Andrew Swallow, Ben Cunnington, Jack Ziebell and their Kangaroos teammates practise catching the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on August 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

North Melbourne fears the health and performance of its players could be put at risk by the construction of the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel.

The club’s Arden St training has been identified as particularly sensitive to dust emissions from the Arden worksite, which is the major staging ground for the northern end of the project.

North chief executive Carl Dilena warned reduced air quality could affect North’s “business of elite sport”.

“Good air quality is critical in this elite sporting environment,” Mr Dilena wrote in a submission to the Melbourne Metro environment effects inquiry. “We’d like to ensure no detriment in air quality during the construction period.”

Mr Dilena questioned whether the tunnelling work would disrupt groundwater and affect the club’s ability to “maintain an elite playing surface for our athletes”.

Read more at HeraldSun.com.au

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  1. What do you think David Hutchinson? Trevor Jenkin and the north crew will be asking for NASA to limit the amount of UV next as it is detrimental to their elite players skin

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