Josh Glenn receives four year ban for drugs

WILLASTON: In 2018, Willaston FC was fined $8000 by the SANFL for providing upfront payments of $3000 to Glenn.

WILLASTON: In 2018, Willaston FC was fined $8000 by the SANFL for providing upfront payments of $3000 to Glenn.

Former Willaston, Centrals and Norwood Football Club player Joshua Glenn has been issued a four-year ban for testing positive for prohibited substances by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

Anabolic steroids were found to be in Glenn's system immediately following the Round 11 match between Norwood and Glenelg at Coopers Stadium, June 16, 2018.

Glenn has acknowledged the violation and accepted the sanction, waiving his right to a hearing before the SANFL Anti-Doping Tribunal.

During this period of time, until the finalisation of the matter today, SANFL said they have been bound by strict confidentiality provisions prohibiting public disclosure of this matter.

SANFL CEO Jake Parkinson said the SANFL has zero tolerance for prohibited drug use in its competitions.

"This sanction, the first to be imposed to a SANFL player for breach of the Anti-Doping Code, reinforces the League's strong stance in maintaining fairness, safety and integrity on behalf of its participants," he said.

"SANFL provides extensive drug awareness and education, including presentations every year to all senior and Under 18s players at SANFL Clubs about their responsibility under the AFL Anti-Doping Code."

The four-year ban has been backdated to August 10, 2018, with Glenn eligible to return to football on August 10, 2022.

During this sanction period, Glenn, 25, is ineligible to participate in any capacity in any SANFL or AFL-recognised competition, including Community Football competitions, in any state or territory. Glenn also is not permitted to be involved in any sport with a World Anti-Doping Agency compliant anti-doping policy during that period.

In 2018, Willaston FC was fined $8000 by the SANFL for providing upfront payments of $3000 to Glenn.

Earlier in 2018, Glenn was dismissed from Willaston Football Club when he was charged with aggravated assault.

He was later issued with a suspended sentence from the court.