Western Bulldogs favourite son Dale Morris won’t be returning to the club next year, one of several staff members let go by the Dogs last week.
Premiership defender Morris, 37, was appointed a development coach at the end of last year following his retirement from playing.
But he was stood down during the AFL’s initial coronavirus shutdown in March and did not return to the club ahead of the season resumption in June. Assistant coaches Jordan Russell and Joel Corey were in the same boat.
Like myriad assistant coaches and other football department staffers across the league, Morris, Corey and Russell have been told they will not be returning to their roles next year as clubs deal with significantly reduced football department soft caps.