St Kilda skipper Jarryn Geary says the the club will embrace the move into a Noosa hub.
Saints players, coaches and staff will travel to Noosa on Sunday via Brisbane, for what’s tipped to be a month-long stay in South East Queensland.
The travelling group will need to comply with strict quarantine restrictions for the first 14 days, which will include a game against Fremantle at Metricon Stadium on Saturday 11 July, before travelling to Adelaide to face the Crows at Adelaide Oval Monday 20 July.
Geary said the club was focusing on the many positives presented by the move.
“The most important part is that it allows the season to continue and we understand that it’s a small sacrifice for us to make to ensure that happens,” Geary said.
“Noosa is a great part of the world and we’re told the set up at the RACV Club Resort is exceptional, so the guys are looking forward to getting up there.
“There is obviously challenges for a lot of players and staff who are leaving family behind for a month, but the club has been really strong on allowing loved ones to travel with the team if they want to, while supporting those who remain in Melbourne."
After an off-season full of change at RSEA Park, the move will provide further opportunity for the young group to gel together.
"Ratts has been big on building connection with one another, and with so many young players coming through and obviously the six recruits, this month will be the perfect chance to really fast track that," Geary said.
“To be all together as one group and have the younger guys spending a lot of time with senior boys will be a big positive for us."
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