DAMIEN Hardwick would be prepared to take Richmond to an interstate hub in order to reboot the AFL season.
The dual premiership coach admits it has been difficult to navigate training schedules without an official end date for the competition's coronavirus shutdown in sight.
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But he believes the defending premiers could be up and running for competitive matches with as little as two weeks' serious training.
"As long as everyone's off the same start point, I think we'll be OK," Hardwick told ABC on Sunday.
"I can't see us going into a three or four-week training block to start the season.
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"I think our players would (need) two weeks maybe and then get the game up and going."
The AFL is considering all states and territories as possible bases for isolation hubs as it attempts to restart the season, which was put on hold last month.
Players and staff would spend a minimum of six weeks at their hub location, including three weeks of lead-up training then three weeks with as many as five matches.
Most states have already declared their interest in hosting a hub, with Queensland firming as a potential base after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Sunday some restrictions would be eased from May 2.
"I think we just want to get the game up and going and we're prepared to do (anything)," Hardwick said of the prospect of moving his team interstate for an extended period of time.
"This is me speaking. We haven't had the real conversation with our players as such because a lot will depend on the AFLPA and their decision-making."
Greater Western Sydney star Toby Greene is preparing for a potential training return at the start of June and will embrace the hubs.
"It would be a bit of fun for however long it's for – three, four, five weeks," Greene said.
"I don't really know what it looks like at the moment. I know (GWS chief executive) Dave Matthews and a couple of the likely types at the Giants are pushing hard for Sydney to have one.
"That'd be great if Sydney gets over the line but if not, you just embrace it and it'll just be good to get back playing."
AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has told clubs he will be in a position to announce plans for the competition on May 11.