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Why Schofield Feels That Young WA AFL Recruits Have An Edge

It seems that every time we have Will Schofield on Carmen and Fitzi for Breakfast, big AFL news has broken day before.

It was no different on Wednesday morning.

Less than 24 hours prior, fallen AFL champion Ben Cousins had been sentenced to 12 months in jail.

“It’s very sad,” Schofield said.

“The footy clubs supported him a lot”

The West Coast defender said that there were support networks in place for current players, and that the club “really prides itself” on looking after past players.

“Whether that be if they’re in trouble like Ben’s been, or just people coming out of the game and getting them into further work opportunities.”

Eventually, Schofield would like to see Cousins back at West Coast.

“Guys who are doing really well after footy and guys like Cuzzy that have fallen the wrong way, it’s important that present players to know their history and they can learn so much of guys like Ben - he’s a Brownlow Medallist.”

But Schofield also had some strong opinions over recent comments made by Matthew Pavlich about pushing the age of AFL draftees from 18 years old to 19 or 20.

Here’s what he had to say…

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