Fremantle "Fully Committed" To Lyon

Besieged coach safe in his job

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Ross Lyon looks safe in his position for the foreseeable future after Fremantle president Dale Alcock released a statement fully supporting the besieged coach. 

Lyon has been engulfed in a sexual harassment scandal in recent weeks after Fairfax Media revealed he was the club official at the centre of the incident which led to the Dockers paying a former female employee a substantial financial settlement. 

Speculation had been surrounding Lyon’s future in recent days, but Alcock has moved to quash rumours suggesting the former St Kilda coach was going to lose his job.

“Since joining the club in late 2011, Ross Lyon has clearly demonstrated that he is a very experienced, hard-working and committed senior coach and that continues to be the case today,” Alcock said.

“Ross’ working relationship with his coaching team and playing group is outstanding and is reflected in the focused and cohesive way the players and coaches plan and prepare for every training session and every game. 

“Ross is fully committed to our list rebuild and the ongoing development and growth of both our young and experienced players. 

“Ross is also committed to and continues to demonstrate improvement and growth as a senior person at the club.

“As a club we are fully committed to Ross as our senior coach and the recent media speculation does not in any way alter the board and the club’s commitment to Ross as senior coach of the Fremantle Dockers.”