Andrew Gaff remains in Melbourne along with his brother and mother Susan. Incumbent Labor Minister Shannon Fentiman made the announcement in Bundaberg this morning. “Obviously a different build-up and preparation for both me and Andrew. Here are just some of the things that happened this week that made us smile. We had a really good chat," Mark Brayshaw told SEN Radio. Bundaberg Regional Council has approved a Material Change of Use application for 74 Quay St. News "Both clubs have been wonderful," he said. Thursday - Monday papers home delivered with all of the latest footy news! "He was very apologetic and I just said to him, 'Look mate don't worry about it, stuff happens and my bloke's going to be fine. Star West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff has committed to the Eagles for the next four seasons, while veterans Josh Kennedy and Shannon Hurn will play on next year. I called him back straight away. Kennedy will miss Sunday's clash with Melbourne in Perth because of a hairline fracture in his shin and he's no guarantee to return in the final-round match against Brisbane. She went down the rooms. West Coast (15-5) will lock up a top-two berth with victory over the Demons. Paul Gaff, a leading Melbourne tennis coach, remains in hospital. "The first thing we heard was the club doctor ringing and he explained that he wasn't too bad despite the fact he was going to get in an ambulance, he had a suspected fractured jaw and his teeth were pushed back. Register to play The Game tipping and fantasy today! It has been a shocking month for the Gaff family, Andrew suspended for eight weeks last Tuesday after punching Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw in an out-of-character attack. “I think last weekend was a good stepping stone,” Gaff said. (AAP) West Coast is also sweating on the return of star forward Josh Kennedy who remains sidelined. "And then Deb was very upset. “It was nice to surround myself with family throughout that difficult time but also my mates back in Melbourne who I haven’t been able to spend as much time with. Suspended West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff will stay in Melbourne indefinitely to be with his seriously ill father. "I think he's genuinely embarrassed and remorseful. "Unless you live in Perth, mate, it's a ferocious environment. "That meeting is going to be just as important for Andrew Brayshaw as it is for Andrew Gaff because it's going to be a pretty powerful interview," Brayshaw Sr said. "We hope he does well and gets through it all." News Once that covers up and he's pain free away he goes. ... Andrew Gaff (born 16 June 1992) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). A tumultuous few weeks for Andrew Gaff just got even harder. His dad's poor health will raise further doubt about whether Gaff will re-sign with the Eagles. “But also, being there for the guys that were out there, the 22, you can tell them how proud you are of them - saying that, and them saying some nice things to you makes it sort of an emotional day.”. “I think being out on the ground afterwards was emotional because no doubt, there’s a part of me that wishes I was out there, and wishes I was out with the guys that I’ve played most weeks with. Suspended West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff will stay in Melbourne indefinitely to be with his seriously ill father. He and his wife were upset and embarrassed and apologetic. Want to win a Mazda BT-50 XTR with Boss adventure Pack worth more than $67,000? Gaff crossed paths with Brayshaw on-field during an AFL-sanctioned pre-season match for the first time since the notorious incident in round 20 last year. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Unauthorised reproduction is prohibited under the laws of Australia and by international treaty. Credit: Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images His shocking brain-fade has created a potentially awkward situation for the Demons given they are favourites to snare the Eagles midfielder should he opt to exercise his rights as a restricted free agent at the end of the season. You know, we all make mistakes and I, of course it's not for me to excuse, but I want his father and mother to realise we're thinking of them and we look forward to the next Eagles dinner.''. I was more worried about you guys. If I could shake your hand, buy you a beer and deal with it, and I hope your young bloke's OK'. Mark, who is chief executive of the AFL Coaches' Association, revealed he and his wife had accepted an apology from Gaff's family. It was good to play that one and obviously we play Freo in round four again. Andrew Brayshaw leaves the field with a broken jaw after the punch from Andrew Gaff on Sunday. "But at the moment every time we get him to a certain point we've got to pull him back. We had a really good chat," Mark Brayshaw told SEN Radio. The same can’t be said for retired West Coast defender Eric Mackenzie, whose career was prematurely cut short but a longstanding toe injury that failed to fully heal, even after surgery. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. "I could see at three-quarter time Ross Lyon held them out for longer, like a lot longer and it was like a schoolboys game, and I could see young Andrew Gaff and I just thought, and I don't know him from a bar of soap, but I could see that he felt horrible and uncomfortable and his body language was terrible.". Andrew Gaff; Andrew Gaff's Reputation Profile. "Then the club doctor rang and said, 'Look, it's not too bad, we think it's a fracture, the teeth are pushed back but we think it's OK', which to the punter sounds a bit bizarre, but hearing it from the doctor wasn't so bad. Classy reply after ‘horrific’ AFL punch saga. Just weeks after returning from Victoria, Gaff watched from the stands of the MCG as his teammates completed one of the more stunning premiership victories in AFL/VFL history. "Craig (Gaff) rang me and left a message. Paramedics were on the scene at 10.43am. Your new favourite AFL footy podcast. Gaff told the AFL Tribunal he tried to punch Brayshaw in the chest and revealed he sent Brayshaw a text message hours after the incident. His family ties in Victoria saw him … THE Brayshaw family has pleaded with the football community to forgive Andrew Gaff as plans are being made for him to meet Andrew Brayshaw later this week. News We'd appreciate some privacy on this one, if that's possible.". “I think being in Melbourne for the four to six weeks afterwards - obviously dad wasn’t too well and it put things in perspective a little bit. "He said he (Gaff) was distraught and devastated and ashamed and all these things. Gaff's father Paul is being treated in a Melbourne hospital for a serious heart condition that required surgery on Thursday. “I think that time in Melbourne was a big stepping stone to moving forward and progressing onto this year.”. Court Records found View. By the time we got home, we had analysed (the incident) and he had some footage. ", "The highlight reels will probably feature him forever now, you know, the social and accredited media. Mark praised both clubs for their support after the game and on Monday through difficult circumstances. “It was really nice to share time with them, albeit in different circumstances.