Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 3AW account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 3AW content and other benefits.


Joining is free and easy.

You will soon need to register to keep streaming 3AW online. Register an account or skip for now to do it later.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

‘One per club’: Gil McLachlan on social media and mental health

Neil Mitchell

AFL boss Gil McLachlan says players would be better off staying away from social media.

And he estimated at least one footballer at each club would be battling mental health issues.

The comments come after Western Bulldogs forward Travis Cloke yesterday revealed he would take an indefinite break to look after his mental health.

“I think it’s actually pleasing players are feeling comfortable and feeling OK to say they’re having a tough time,” McLachlan told Neil Mitchell.

“I think it’s reasonable to say certainly more than one at every club at one point in time having a tough time.”

He suspects social media plays a key role in affecting the mental health of the modern footballer.

“I’m not sure why players go on there,” he said.

“It’s obviously a big part of the younger generation’s lives, they want to be on there.

“I think the easiest way home on that one is to not be on there.”

Neil Mitchell
Advertisement