AFL News 2023: GWS officer Robbie Chancellor charged with cocaine purchase

A GWS Giants officer was charged after police arrested him buying illegal drugs, and the club condemned his actions.

The GWS Giants head of development has admitted buying cocaine after police arrested him for “acting suspiciously” after the transaction.

Robbie Chancellor was charged by police on December 10 after they saw him buying 0.87 grams of cocaine near his Marrickville home.

Chancellor fully admitted to buying the drugs and told arresting officers he paid $300 for the cocaine.

He has been charged with drug possession and this week pleaded guilty to the offence.

Giants general manager of football Jason McCartney said Chancellor made a “grave mistake”.

“The GIANTS are incredibly disappointed by Robbie’s actions, which are in no way consistent with our organization’s values ​​and behaviors,” he said.

“Robbie made a serious mistake and understands he let down a number of people.”

Chancellor will return to court for sentencing in March.

How ‘little mentor’ Toby is helping the No. 1 giant through pre-season

– Chris Cavanagh

No.1 draft pick Aaron Cadman says he’s determined to put on a few pounds at the gym this summer after being “thrown in the dirt” by some more experienced teammates in his first month of preseason training.

The key striker from the Victorian town of Darley joined the Greater Western Sydney National Draft last November and said while the AFL experience so far had been “fantastic” he quickly realized he had work to do.

“It’s a little harder competing against bigger bodies, so I’m just working on my posture and all that stuff,” Cadman said.

“It’s pretty tough when you’re up against Sam Taylor. He threw me in the dirt.

“I need to add some meat to these bones.

“It’s pretty tough when you’re making everything sweat on the track, but I’m trying to add as much as possible. Hopefully I can add another three or four (kilo) which would be nice.”

Cadman lives in Sydney with his new teammate Toby Greene, who serves as his “little mentor”.

“He cooked some very special meals for me,” Cadman said at the AFL Players Association’s Players’ Leadership and Development Conference.

“He’s a little cook, he guesses. He’s been really good to me and he always takes me to the club and takes care of me.”

Cadman said he has a keen eye on an AFL debut in Round 1 against Adelaide but understands it could take time.

“Keep your fingers crossed,” he said.

“But there’s still a long way to go.”

Is Dangerfield the right choice for Captain Geelong?

Geelong veteran Patrick Dangerfield says he will raise his hand for the Cats captaincy as the club seek to fill the void left by longtime skipper Joel Selwood.

Reigning Premiership captain Selwood announced his retirement last October after 16 seasons at the top level, including 11 as skipper.

Dangerfield has been Geelong’s vice-captain since 2017 and shared the role with arms defender Tom Stewart last year as part of a streamlined three-man leadership group.

While a leadership vote could still be a month or more away, Dangerfield said he is keen to lead the club going forward.

“To be honest, we have so many different players that could fill the void that Joel left,” he said.

“We’re in a really fortunate position that we have a really strong leadership group. (I’m) probably one of five that could very, very easily fill that role. That’s probably something we won’t pay too much attention to until late January or early February, which kind of fits with every season.”

Dangerfield is signed for two more seasons but will turn 33 in April, raising questions about whether the Cats could opt for a younger captain.

“I think this decision for us will be the best person for the job for (this) year,” Dangerfield said.

“It’s not really being looked for any further than that. It is designed to give us the best chance of winning the Grand Final in the 2023 season. I understand that there are longer deadlines behind it, but we want to win now too.

“When we get to that stage, we will make that decision and the coaches will make that decision in collaboration with the players and our board.”

Dangerfield struggled with a calf injury midway through last season but still managed to play 18 games and said he’s feeling “good” in the early stages of preseason.

“Each pre-season is kind of tailored to the individual, so it’s not just one size fits all, and especially as you get older you have to make adjustments,” Dangerfield said.

“But overall I haven’t missed a session yet.”

Geelong will resume pre-season training on January 16.

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Ryan Sederquist

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