It seems weird to me that they considered lessening the fitness standards but decided not to. When you consider that Covid affects the lungs more than any other organ in the body I find it silly to expect these athletes to be a the same fitness levels prior to contracting Covid. We still don’t know the long term effects of Covid but it is obvious that it is taking it’s toll on some players.
Saunders and Poi are two of the fittest netballers in the country and they have said how difficult it has been for them. I’d hate to think they are taking on potential long term risks to their health just to meet a fitness standard.