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Let there be light: Coach slams Ikon vision

Lions coach Craig Starcevich says lighting at Ikon Park may cause safety issues - AFLW,Brisbane Lions,Carlton Blues
Lions coach Craig Starcevich says lighting at Ikon Park may cause safety issues
It was just very dark. I'm just thinking, 'God, is this OK safety-wise for the players?
Craig Starcevich

POOR lighting at Ikon Park could be a safety hazard for players, says Brisbane AFLW coach Craig Starcevich.

The Lions returned to the winners' circle on Saturday night after their impressive 22-point win over Carlton but Starcevich admitted he had a hard time seeing how well his team was performing in patches throughout the evening.

"Nup. Nowhere near it," Starcevich said when asked if he thought the lights were strong enough.

"Terrible really at ground level. We're up in the box looking across the ground and we're all a bit old so we're trying to see what we're looking for but not good enough, I don't think.

"It was just very dark. I'm just thinking, 'God, is this OK safety-wise for the players?'

"But, anyway, we played and we got through."

Interim Carlton coach Nick Rutley admitted he had some difficulty watching the action from his vantage point as well.

"It's a funny one, at training I noticed it a little bit – that was on Thursday – and I thought, 'Oh well, that's going to improve because we're having a game.'

"I think the floodlighting did improve a little bit, but it's hard to see from behind glass in a box as well and when you're running down to the huddles, you're not taking a hell of a lot of notice of it, but there could be something in that."