Emotional images have captured the moment AFL players were reunited with their partners and children after being separated for six weeks due to coronavirus.
The AFL moved all Victorian teams to Queensland hubs last month amid growing concern about holding matches in the coronavirus riddled Melbourne.
A group of about 400 partners and children travelled up to the Sunshine State two weeks ago to join the football stars and on Thursday their quarantine period came to an end.
Football stars were seen embracing their partners and children after six weeks of being split apart due to coronavirus. Pictured is Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield who was seen holding his smiling daughter Felicity (left) and young son George Patrick (right)
Players at the Western Bulldogs were seen waiting around impatiently before their partners ran into their arms and shared a long hug
The photographs showed footy stars waiting impatiently as a bus of their loved ones pulled up and their children ran out immediately.
Excited kids, aged from toddlers to teenagers, were seen jumping into the waiting arms of their fathers.
Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield was seen holding his smiling daughter Felicity and young son George Patrick.
St Kilda shared a moving video of their own reunion and captioned it: 'family is everything'.
Dean Kent scooped up his son Myles who initially beamed with a smile 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 were seen standing around with their arms folded until they finally spotted their own partners and rushed in for a hug.
Collingwood assistant coach Brenton Sanderson was seen embracing his little girl with a beaming smile and was unable to take his eyes off her.
A group of about 400 partners and children of the stars had travelled up to Queensland two weeks ago and were placed in isolation which ended on Thursday. Pictured is Dean Kent with his son Myles who initially beamed with a smile but was soon overwhelmed with emotion
Collingwood star Brodie Grundy was seen embracing his partner Rachael Wertheim
Collingwood assistant coach Brenton Sanderson was seen holding his little girl with a beaming smile
A St Kilda star was seen embracing his partner who ran up to him immediately as the doors of the bus opened
AFL star Tom Hawkins was seen on Thursday scooping up his daughters after being apart for six weeks
AFL star Tom Hawkins was pictured reuniting with his wife Emma and his two daughters Arabella and Primrose on Thursday
Mrs Hawkins reinforced that the trip was 'not a holiday', but that she was grateful to everyone who helped reunite her family
Geelong power forward Tom Hawkins was one of the lucky players who reunited with his family on Thursday and his wife Emma spoke of the moment on Instagram.
'Reunited after six weeks!' she wrote.
'It's the longest we have ever been apart as a family since we decided that we were going to be a family.'
Mrs Hawkins said it had been an 'intense' two weeks living with her young daughters in isolation.
'We are so lucky we are able to come and spend some time as a family in Queensland while my husband works,' she said.
She acknowledged how lucky she was to be able to see her husband when so many families 'in very tough conditions' are still separated by border closures.
'I’m thinking of you all so much,' she wrote.
Last month, AFL bosses sent all Victorian clubs to Queensland for up to two months as the coronavirus crisis worsened in Melbourne.
The Hawkins' are among 400 other family members of AFL players who travelled to Queensland to be with their loved ones.
The Hawkins' are among 400 other family members of AFL players who travelled to Queensland to see their loved ones