Both the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle reportedly could relocate to the Gold Coast to train and play games if the Western Australian government doesn’t change its laws.
6PR radio’s Karl Langdon tweeted the 2018 premiers’ plans on Wednesday afternoon.
“West Coast Eagles off to the Gold Coast to train and play unless our Chief Health Officer Andrew Robertson allows players to be Covid 19 tested in WA, which currently won’t,” he said.
West Coast Eagles off to the Gold Coast to train and play unless our Chief Health Officer Andrew Robertson allows players to be Covid 19 tested in WA, which currently won’t, and there’s more. All the details tonight from 6pm on 882am 6pr. @9NewsPerth @6PR @6prfootball @9NewsMelb
— Karl Langdon (@Karl6pr) May 13, 2020
Fox Sports’ Tom Morris is reporting that West Coast is “highly likely’ to join Gold Coast and Brisbane in a Queensland hub. Fremantle are also in the picture, with a Victorian hub also still being considered.
The finer details of any potential move is still being worked through.
Gold Coast Suns CEO Mark Evans told foxfooty.com.au”: “That is a decision for the AFL and those affected clubs but we have always said the Gold Coast is safe and has everything required to be a base for multiple teams.
“We would be happy to have other clubs based here to help get the season underway and they would enjoy being on the Gold Coast.”