Former Swan hit with ban for high bump in SANFL

Will Gould, a 23-year-old former Sydney Swans defender who recently joined Glenelg, has been suspended for two games for a high bump in the SANFL.

In the third quarter, Gould collects West Adelaide opponent Sam Frost seconds after the Bloods player gains possession, with Gould appearing to be braced for a bump.

The collision resulted in the officiating umpire making high contact with Gould, who floored Frost before West Adelaide teammates reprimanded him.

The SANFL’s Match Review Panel has since suspended Gould for two games, citing careless conduct, high contact, and high impact.

Gould and Glenelg can fight the charge and the MRP’s findings at the SANFL Tribunal this week.

If the Tigers and its key position hero accept the penalty, Gould will miss subsequent matches against Adelaide and Woodville-West Torrens, returning in Round 14 against Port Adelaide at Alberton Oval.

Gould returned to The Bay this year after four seasons with the Sydney Swans, who drafted him from Glenelg with Pick 26 in 2019.

The vital defender made his Sydney Gather Round debut last year against Richmond, joining John Longmire’s team after three years in the state league.

Gould played three more games last year, the latest coming in Round 10, before being delisted by the club at the end of the team’s finals run.

This year, the 191cm swingman has played defence and forward for the Tigers, as well as pinch-hitting in the ruck, averaging 11.4 disposals, 4.4 marks, and 2.8 tackles in nine matches for Glenelg.

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