West Coast player at Hip-E nightclub fined, Jake Florenca, Todd Curley interview, slams Eagles for lack of discipline

South Fremantle WAFL coach Todd Curley questioned whether or not the West Coast Eagles needs to be allowed to be positioned on the Covid emergency checklist resulting from their very own “indiscipline”.

4-time premiership Hawk Jordan Lewis questioned whether or not premiership coach Adam Simpson was the correct individual to steer the Eagles within the rebuilding course of.

The Eagles referred to as Claremont’s Declan Mountford and Jake Florenca, who performed Curley’s South Fremantle facet within the WAFL final week, after they left solely 21 gamers to select from for his or her battle in opposition to Brisbane resulting from absences and accidents associated to well being and security protocols.

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The membership this week fined seven Eagles gamers, together with defenders Jackson Nelson and Josh Rotham, after West Coast’s humiliating 109-point defeat to Richmond violated the membership’s protocols and went to the Hip-E nightclub. Coach Adam Simpson stated he was “offended and disillusioned” by the gamers’ actions.

Nelson was certainly one of eight West Coast gamers who have been in the end not chosen in Spherical 8 after he entered the AFL’s well being and security protocols.

Jake Florenca performs for the South Fremantle Bulldogs within the WAFL. Picture: Paul KaneSupply: Getty Photographs

Prime participant Florenca impressed in his first recreation within the AFL for the West Coast, ending with 19 pictures, seven interceptions and the group’s 13 highest-contested objects in opposition to the Lions.

Talking on South Freo’s membership’s Fb web page after an eight-point loss to West Perth, Curley stated he was “tremendous excited” for Florenca, the Bulldogs’ high scorer this season, with a median of 30 pictures per WAFL recreation. “A considerable amount of bother to get your alternative”.

However then Curley paused and added: “I am undecided in the event that they (Eagles) ought to be capable of high up once they have guys going to nightclubs and contributing to their very own issues.

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“I haven’t got an issue with the system, I believe it is an important alternative for Jake, he is in fine condition and I hope he performs very well. However the truth that it was their very own actions and lack of self-discipline that led to the dearth of gamers, that is most likely one thing we have to sit up for.

“If you happen to shoot your self within the foot, then I am undecided it is best to get the assistance everybody can use.”

With the Eagles 1-7 and sitting on the backside of the AFL ladder, Simpson’s future on the membership was scrutinized by AFL pundits who questioned whether or not he was prepared to persist within the West Coast transition section.

Final week, Simpson insisted he was “fight prepared” to educate and lead all through the West Coast rebuild.

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