Heartwarming moments AFL players reunite with their WAGS and kids after six weeks apart due to coronavirus
- AFL players were reunited with their partners and children on Thursday
- Teams were forced to move to Queensland last month due to the corona virus
- During the emotional reunion, children were seen jumping into their father’s arms
Emotional images were captured when AFL players were reunited with their partners and children after six weeks of separation due to the coronavirus.
The AFL moved all Victorian teams to Queensland hubs last month amid growing concerns about holding matches in coronavirus-infested Melbourne.
A group of about 400 partners and children traveled to the Sunshine State two weeks ago to join the football stars and their quarantine period came to an end on Thursday.
Football stars were seen hugging their partners and children after splitting up six weeks apart due to the coronavirus. Pictured is Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield who was seen with his smiling daughter Felicity (left) and young son George Patrick (right)
Players at the Western Bulldogs were seen waiting impatiently before their partners ran into their arms and shared a long hug
The photos showed footy stars impatiently waiting when a bus of their loved ones pulled up and their kids immediately ran outside.
Excited children, from toddlers to teenagers, were seen jumping into their fathers’ waiting arms.
Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield was seen with his smiling daughter Felicity and young son George Patrick.
St Kilda shared a moving video of their own reunion with the caption, ‘family is everything’.
Dean Kent picked up his son Myles, who initially smiled, but it soon became too much for the toddler who burst into tears.
Similar sights were seen at the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood, where players stood with their arms folded until they finally saw their own partners and ran in for a hug.
Collingwood assistant coach Brenton Sanderson was seen hugging his little girl with a beaming smile and couldn’t take his eyes off her.
A group of about 400 partners and children of the stars had traveled to Queensland two weeks ago and were placed in isolation, which ended Thursday. Depicted is Dean Kent with his son Myles, who initially smiled but was soon overwhelmed with emotions
Collingwood star Brodie Grundy was seen hugging his partner Rachael Wertheim
Collingwood assistant coach Brenton Sanderson was seen with his little girl with a beaming smile
A St Kilda star was seen hugging his partner who immediately ran to him when the bus doors opened
AFL star Tom Hawkins was seen on Thursday picking up his daughters after being separated for six weeks
AFL star Tom Hawkins was reunited on Thursday with wife Emma and two daughters Arabella and Primrose
Mrs. Hawkins stressed that the trip was ‘not a vacation’ but that she was grateful to everyone who helped reunite her family
Geelong power forward Tom Hawkins was one of the lucky players to reunite with his family on Thursday and his wife Emma spoke about the moment on Instagram.
“Reunited after six weeks!” she wrote.
“It’s the longest we’ve ever been apart as a family since we decided we were going to be a family.”
Mrs. Hawkins said it had been two “intense” weeks living in isolation with her young daughters.
“We are so lucky to be able to spend some time in Queensland as a family while my husband works,” she said.
She recognized how fortunate she was to see her husband while so many families “in very difficult circumstances” are still separated by border fences.
“I think about you so much,” she wrote.
Last month, AFL bosses sent all Victorian clubs to Queensland for up to two months as Melbourne’s coronavirus crisis worsened.
The Hawkins’ are among 400 other family members of AFL players who have traveled to Queensland to be with their loved ones.
The Hawkins’ are among 400 other family members of AFL players who have traveled to Queensland to see their loved ones