FREMANTLE has joined West Coast in waiting on AFL approval to add extra staff to their group of 25 that heads to Queensland next month.
Port Adelaide also looks set to request more staff for its trek to the Gold Coast, although their cross-town rival Adelaide will not follow suit.
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The Eagles have asked the League to be given special access to more than the mandated maximum of 25 staff who have contact with players under COVID-19 guidelines.
The Dockers have confirmed they are also hoping to take more support staff to their high performance centre on the Gold Coast, as both clubs prepare to start the rebooted AFL season away from home.
Port Adelaide is investigating the numbers of staff it will need to take to Gold Coast after its round two Showdown with the Crows, with the club likely to ask the AFL for more numbers.
The South Australian teams will face off in the first round back next month at Adelaide Oval before heading to the Gold Coast for their next three matches.
An AFL spokesperson said the League was still working through the requests for extra staff members to have contact with players for the clubs.
The League this month set clubs a limit on expenditure and no more than 25 staff who can be in physical contact with players and attend the training facility.
They are subject to the same twice-a-week COVID-19 testing requirements as the players, with the rules stipulating the group must include at least one doctor, psychologist, player development manager and compliance manager.
The Eagles, Dockers, Power and Crows will be heading to the Gold Coast for the first block of games due to border restrictions.