Josh Glenn outside the Adelaide Magistrates Court in September last year. Picture: Brenton Edwards/AAP
Josh Glenn outside the Adelaide Magistrates Court in September last year. Picture: Brenton Edwards/AAP

SANFL player under ASADA investigation

SANFL star Josh Glenn is under investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority for allegedly testing positive to a performance-enhancing drug last season.

The 24-year-old Norwood midfielder remains on the club's list but from August last year has made himself unavailable for selection and not trained since, citing personal reasons.

ASADA investigations remain confidential until the governing body has determined if a violation has been committed.

Glenn's case is yet to be decided.

An ASADA spokeswoman said the organisation could not "comment on any possible anti-doping investigation" under its legislation and the World Anti-Doping Association code.

Norwood and the SANFL declined to comment on the allegations.

Glenn, who played five AFL games for Gold Coast in 2015, did not return calls from Messenger Community News.

Josh Glenn in action for Norwood against Woodville-West Torrens in May last year. Picture: Brenton Edwards/AAP
Josh Glenn in action for Norwood against Woodville-West Torrens in May last year. Picture: Brenton Edwards/AAP

Glenn joined Norwood last year and went on to play 10 games, kicking 21 goals and being named in the club's best players three times.

He polled three Magarey Medal votes in round five after kicking eight goals against his former team, Central District.

His most recent game was the round 16 clash against Woodville-West Torrens in August.

Glenn missed the following two matches - Norwood cited the flu as the reason for his absence - before the Redlegs announced he had made himself unavailable for selection.

In October, Glenn received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to an aggravated charge of recklessly causing harm.

Glenn had broken the nose of an Australian Defence Force employee when repeatedly punching him after he was kicked out of the Gawler Exchange Hotel in March last year.

He had begun the season with Barossa, Light and Gawler football club Willaston, which dumped Glenn after the assault incident.

He joined Norwood a month later.

Glenn was playing for division four amateur club Elizabeth in 2012 before he starred for Central District over the next two seasons and then got rookie-listed by Gold Coast.

He quit the Suns and returned to SA in 2015, citing homesickness, then played for Willaston in 2016 and Central again in 2017.

Glenn in October 2016 after returning to Central District. Picture: Simon Cross
Glenn in October 2016 after returning to Central District. Picture: Simon Cross

In August last year, the SANFL charged Willaston with breaching regulations for upfront payments of $3000 to Glenn for seasons 2016 and 2018.

Willaston was fined $8000 ($2000 of which was suspended) and stripped of six premiership points - two for 2018 and four for 2019.

Glenn did not face any penalties after co-operating with the SANFL investigation.

News Corp Australia


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