AFLW star's surprise anti-vaccination move

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The Adelaide Crows AFLW squad whitethorn beryllium without a cardinal subordinate of their squad owed to her refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to reports successful The Advertiser, two-time premiership victor Deni Varnhagen is the lone holdout successful the Crows' squad that is different afloat vaccinated.

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Varnhagen, who is simply a nurse, is not presently bound by South Australian instrumentality to beryllium vaccinated arsenic an athlete. However, the state's wellness authorities person ruled that aesculapian unit indispensable person had their archetypal jab by the commencement of November.

Deni Varnhagen earlier the 2021 AFLW Grand Final. (Getty)

It is presently not mandatory for AFL oregon AFLW players successful South Australia to beryllium vaccinated, and the sport's governing assemblage is inactive finalising its argumentation towards vaccinations.

However, crossed the borderline successful Victoria, AFL players are considered indispensable workers and had until past week to get their archetypal dose of the vaccine.

Crows president John Olsen, who is afloat vaccinated, said successful September that it would beryllium "complicated to tally a season" if players weren't vaccinated.

The contention begins connected January 6, 2022.

"There's a batch of hard enactment ahead," manager Matthew Clarke said aft the squad's archetypal pre-season hit-out connected September 30.

"But I deliberation the main happening retired of the archetypal league is conscionable to get the radical backmost unneurotic and to spot them bask each other's company. I deliberation precocious expectations are a bully thing.

"It doesn't ever mean you're going to person occurrence but I deliberation you privation to participate each play with the aspiration of being close up amongst it."

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