AFL | Phil Walsh’s coaching mentor John Worsfold will join the Adelaide Crows for the remainder of the season as coaching director, while assistant and Carlton premiership player Scott Camporeale will take the reins as interim senior coach.
The club this morning confirmed the coaching revamp brought on by what its chairman Rob Chapman described as “a crisis unprecedented” – the tragic murder of first-year coach Phil Walsh, allegedly stabbed by his 26-year-old son Cy.
Walsh served as an assistant under Worsfold at the West Coast Eagles for five years from 2009, before returning to Adelaide as a strategist for the Power in 2014.
A former premiership captain and coach, Worsfold was instrumental in each of the Eagles’ three flags. Earlier this year, he stepped in to help his mate Wa Full Story »
AFL | On Friday, a friend tried to explain to her eight-year-old son why there would be no AFL football in Adelaide on the weekend. Like many other parents around South Australia, she struggled with her explanation – a balancing act of conveying the terrible truth while shielding his youthful innocence.
The boy nodded stoically and declared: “We must fly as one.”
I wasn’t going to write this column this week.
After all, the grist to our Fumbleland mill – banter, rivalry, taking the piss and hatin’ on Port Adelaide – none of it seems either relevant or even appropriate anymore.
And, in any case, what is there left to say?
It was going to be a no-brainer too. Port losing to a Tippett-less Sydney had given me enough material to see out the weekend, even without the Full Story »
ADELAIDE | Family members of slain Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh say they are broken-hearted and miss him “beyond measure”.
Walsh’s wife Meredith has been discharged from Flinders Medical Centre and reunited with daughter Quinn, who flew back to Adelaide from the US after learning of her father’s death.
Walsh’s son Cy, 26, remains in a high-security ward at James Nash House psychiatric facility, and will face court in September, charged with his father’s murder.
Around midnight on Sunday, the Adelaide Football Club released an emailed statement from the Walsh family, which thanked the community “for their overwhelming kindness, sympathy and support during this most difficult time”.
“We take comfort in knowing that so many people are thinking of Phil, and us,” the stat Full Story »