The Fremantle Dockers announced on April 28 that the AFL club and midfielder Colin Sylvia have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately. Chris Bond, the football operations manager for the Dockers told the press that neither party really instigated the move, but both sides felt it was best if Sylvia moved on. Bond also agreed with the media’s suggestion that Sylvia didn’t live up to the club’s expectations and wasn’t in condition to play top-flight football. For all of the latest news check out the CrownBet AFL Info page.
Bond said Sylvia was sent down to the Peel Thunder of the WAFL because he wasn’t prepared to play for the Dockers. However, things didn’t work out for him down there either due to a series of injuries. Bond remarked,
From our point of view it wasn’t at the level that was required and really, we needed Colin’s actions to speak, and he wasn’t able to do that.
Sylvia also released a statement which said,
I would like to thank the Fremantle Football Club for the opportunity I was given to continue my AFL career after leaving Melbourne. While I have really enjoyed my time here, things haven’t gone entirely to plan in a football sense and I look forward to focusing on the next phase of my life.
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Fremantle’s head coach Ross Lyon said the decision on Sylvia was basically handled by CEO Steve Rosich and Bond and he agreed the right call on the player’s future with the club was made. Bond said he’s not sure what Sylvia’s immediate plans are, but he definitely won’t be playing with the Dockers or Thunder again. He added that he believes Sylvia will be heading back Melbourne sometime soon. The midfielder originally signed a three-year contract with Fremantle and had one more year to go on it. Reports stated that Sylvia will receive a partial payment this year and none for next season. For all the latest footy news and wagering odds don’t forget to pay a visit to the CrownBet AFL Info page.
Sylvia was sent to Peel on February 5 and according to Bond he was complying with all the programs the club set out for him, but things simply didn’t work out. Sylvia was signed at the end of 2013 as a free agent and Bond said he doesn’t regret signing him. But now at the age of 29 and with the recent situation behind him, Colin Sylvia’s AFL playing career may well now be over. For all the 2015 CrownBet AFL Info make sure to visit their web page on a regular basis.