Josh Jenkins says Adelaide Crows doctor Marc Cesana wrote welfare report on Adelaide pre-season camp

An Adelaide Crows doctor filed a report about the welfare of players who attended the controversial pre-season camp, according to former Crows player Josh Jenkins, who alleged the contents of the report were not acted upon.

Jenkins, who attended the 2018 camp and played 147 games for the Crows before moving to Geelong for the 2020 season, will share his experience of the camp in a regular appearance on SEN radio on Friday afternoon.

Former Adelaide teammates Josh Jenkins and Eddie Betts.Credit:Getty Images

In a prepared statement to be read out on SEN, Jenkins said club doctor Marc Cesana had written a detailed report based on what players told him had happened at the camp, and the impact it had on their emotional welfare.

“No one has ever acted on that report, which I know is damning,” Jenkins said in his statement, part of which he released to The Age ahead of his radio spot.


“The report must see the light of day. It’s the only example of a medical professional who had day-to-day dealings with the people and the players involved.”

A senior source at the AFL told The Age they were aware that a doctor’s report existed but would not comment on whether anyone at the league had read it.

The Age has contacted Cesana for comment but he did not respond. The Age has also contacted the Crows for comment.

It follows the release of Eddie Betts’ book this week, in which the former AFL star detailed the emotional distress the camp caused him, his family and other players.

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