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West Coast players, staff, families board buses to Perth Airport for Gold Coast hub

West Coast players, staff, families board buses to Perth Airport for Gold Coast hub

West Coast have officially begun their journey to the Gold Coast hub, leaving their Lathlain facilities after training this morning.

Players, officials and the families of Tim Kelly, Liam Ryan and Tom Hickey were put on three buses and taken straight to the tarmac at Perth Airport for their chartered plane east.

Staff gathered to say goodbye to the leaving party, in a low key farewell.

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The drivers of the three buses were in face masks and gloves as part of the precautions in place - one happy driver happily posed for a selfie with Eagles star Nic Naitanui.

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Some Fremantle staff caught a ride to the airport, with assistant Tendai Mzungu part of the Dockers contingent.

West Coast are set to land just after 5.30pm, with Fremantle to fly tomorrow ahead of round two this weekend.

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