Lachie Whitfield of the Giants handballs during the round 21 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

ASADA release statement on Lachie Whitfield

ASADA has released the following statement on GWS youngster Lachie Whitfield.

“On 1 September, the AFL’s integrity unit briefed ASADA on their investigation into the conduct of a current listed player of the GWS Giants Football Club and two former members of staff of that club. A copy of the investigator’s report was provided to ASADA at that meeting.

The matter remains with the AFL for the next steps to be determined and the AFL will now seek legal opinion on the matter.

ASADA will be consulted once this process is complete.

No further will be made this time.”