Essendon coach Worsfold in WA self-isolation


Essendon coach John Worsfold is undergoing self-isolation in Perth after rushing back to be with his family before Western Australia shut its borders.

Worsfold, who will finish up at the Bombers this year before handing over the senior coaching reins to Ben Rutten, said it was crucial for him to be with his WA-based family during the AFL’s hiatus.

Essendon coach John Worsfold is self-isolating in Western Australia for two weeks.Credit:Getty Images

This week the WA government enforced border controls in an attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus. The AFL suspended the 2020 season on Sunday but not before completing round one, including Essendon’s clash with Fremantle at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.

“I managed to get back to Perth yesterday, but I’m in self isolation now for 14 days. I couldn’t get back prior to the WA borders closing so that’s the reality of it,” Worsfold told SEN on Thursday.



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