Amid the chaos of a COVID-19 affected AFL season, Halls Creek-born Blue Bagger Sam Petrevski-Seton is taking it all one day at a time. Since the competition resumed, football players have been bouncing from hub to hub to salvage the 2020 season. Speaking to the Broome Advertiser, Petrevski-Seton said the 2020 season was definitely not what he or any of his teammates and coaches had imagined it would be. “I had to make a decision between going home to Halls Creek and staying in Melbourne and it wasn’t a hard decision for me because I didn’t want to potentially expose my community to COVID-19,” he said. “Surrounding myself with my teammates has been allowing me to stay positive and focus on the season one game at a time.” He said since Carlton’s form had improved over the past few rounds, the main focus for players had been to play to their strengths. “The boys are certainly putting in the hard yards at training, particularly before coming up against West Coast, who are one of the top teams at the moment,” he said. Since leaving Victoria, Carlton have travelled from Queensland to WA and are set to travel to Darwin for round 13 against Gold Coast Suns. Petrevski-Seton said the hub lifestyle was a bit like an extended training camp. “The boys are coping really well so far and we’ve been creating our own fun and banter amongst ourselves and the coaches so we keep positive,” he said. “We’re staying at Joondalup Resort. A lot of us have been playing golf since we have nine holes reserved for us, others are spending a lot of time in the pool, and we have a games room set up so we’ve been having FIFA tournaments as well. “We’ve been coming up with a lot of ways to keep everyone involved and have some fun while we’re stuck together.” While Petrevski-Seton is used to being away from his family, not being able to return to the Kimberley has proven a challenge for him. “It has been hard not being able to come back to the Kimberley but at the same time I am also wanting to support my partner who is back in Melbourne teaching from home,” he said. Meanwhile, Petrevski-Seton has also been making weekly video calls to his family back in Halls Creek, particularly to his younger sister. “They were actually going to surprise me and come down to the game against Fremantle next Saturday but unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to come out and see them due to the current protocols, so they will be supporting me from afar in the meantime,” he said.