/ 12 December 2023

Big gig for footy legend

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

One of the AFLW’s greatest-ever players Daisy Pearce is set to take up a new head coaching role with the West Coast Eagles. Pearce retired from the game in January after leading Melbourne to its first AFLW premiership and was quickly snapped up by the Geelong men’s side as an assistant coach. And now, Pearce will become one of just 3 women in top AFLW coaching roles, and the Eagles have gone crazy with the puns celebrating their new hire. In more sober news on the footy front – the Victorian Coroner has recommended the AFL limit the amount of contact players are exposed to in training in the wake of the death of Richmond player Shane Tuck. The 38-year-old was diagnosed with the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after his death, and the Coroner accepted it was caused by repeated head knocks.

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