AFL News 2022: Don Pike apology, Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Bryce Gibbs, Adelaide camp

Former Adelaide coach Don Pyke has apologized for his players’ continued scrutiny amid heightened scrutiny over his role in the 2018 pre-season camp.

Bryce Gibbs joined Josh Jenkins and Eddie Betts on Saturday as past Adelaide players opened up about their disturbing experiences.

Gibbs supported Jenkins and Betts’ claims, which also included that counselors requested personal information from players and was used to abuse players during camp rituals.

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During the now infamous “Harness” incident, Jenkins asked Pike and Crows development manager Heath Eunie why it happened and said, “We are in a football match (the 2017 Grand Finals).” We are all good people, this is garbage and I think we should all go away.”

Crows’ upper management has also been criticized for its handling of camp’s failure, with Jenkins claiming to have told the player that the club had signed a non-disclosure agreement on his behalf, criticizing the reaction of the Indigenous players to camp. They later claimed that it was suggested that the group would be excluded from the leadership program.

Herald Sun’s Mark Robinson wrote this weekend“Coach Don Pyke, who was attending the camp, was certainly aware of the growing anguish and mistrust within his playing group and needed to do better.

“He had to stop it. Someone had to and he was the coach.”

Pike, now Swans’ assistant, apologized while speaking to the media at Melbourne Airport on Saturday.

“I apologize to Josh and Eddie and to the Adelaide players and staff involved in the camp. Told.

“I’m in touch with both of them, but I haven’t had a chance to speak yet, but I’ve spoken to some others. It’s a sad time for all of us, obviously. contact people

“Obviously we are always reflecting and there are several factors in it. , is unfortunate and unacceptable, and I am sorry for it.

“Like I said before, we clearly entered a space to improve from a performance standpoint. Whether it was our plan, whether it was our evaluation, whether it was execution, whether it was a follow-up, or whether it was a post-event debriefing of the camp, it was clearly wrong.

“I respect Eddie and Josh for being candid about how they feel about camp and telling their work. It is important to have discussions to address issues that arise from

“If anyone still has ongoing issues, we try to support them and actually move on from this. prize.”

Pike was also asked if he thought his role at camp would affect his chances of getting another senior coach role, such as at GWS.

first published as ‘We were wrong’: Former Crows coach Don Pike says sorry to camp after more players speak out

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