I used to get a lift with my mates but I couldn't get there any more because everyone was working. I speak to him every two weeks.". ", "He actually didn't check if it was banned or not and I didn't either because it came from him.".

AFL Players' Association boss Matt Finnis slams ASADA's decision to appeal the 18-month ban handed down to former St Kilda player Ahmed Saad by the AFL tribunal. Without a license, no further use can be made, such as: Because collections are continually updated, Getty Images cannot guarantee that any particular item will be available until time of licensing. Ahmed Saad is suspended for 18 months by an AFL Tribunal for taking a prohibited stimulant earlier this year. The Saints decided to let the goalsneak go ahead of the club's second list lodgement today.In a statement released Thursday morning, St Kilda said it would "continue to work with Ahmed throughout his current hearing with the AFL’s tribunal".
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Put him straight. Saad says he will use 2014 to prepare himself for a return to the AFL. "For any anti-doping regime to be credible and engender confidence among those it seeks to bind, it must be fair and recognise proportionality of penalties imposed," Finnis said.
Ahmed Saad.

"Ahmed has been pretty impressive, not only in the way he's played his role but the way he's embraced all the training we've asked of him," St Kilda coach Alan Richardson said. Saad received an 18-month ban after testing positive to a banned substance. Viewed Rd 12 | Super Saad … "I don't drink, which is a personal choice and part of my religion as well. "He has the attributes if he can get back in shape," Richardson said. It was just meetings and that was it. It was exactly like I'd take it if the club had told me to.

[7] He kicked 49 goals in the 2016 season to lead the VFL and win the Frosty Miller Medal. Sam Landsberger, Herald Sun. Playing Weight: 78kg    

Saad was suspended for 18 months at the end of last season after testing positive for … "But, like all players available in the draft, we will make the appropriate assessment later in the year. At age 8 his family moved to Egypt where he played representative soccer as a striker or winger. [5][6], Saad nominated for the GWS mini draft which meant that GWS had to trade Saad to an existing AFL club under the new franchise establishment rules. Saad made his debut in Round 6, 2012, against Hawthorn at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. St Kilda excitement machine Ahmed Saad is set to take on a bigger role in the Saints … "Until that time, we will continue to support his welfare, as permitted.". Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. "The product suspected is permitted for use out of competition but is not allowed to be used in competition. I was just helping out and staying fit. [3] In round 7, 2012, his goal against Carlton and in Round 21, his goal against Geelong were both nominated for Goal of the Year. After that I was pretty confident," Saad said.

Saad landed himself in trouble by consuming an energy drink on a match-day. If you don't like me I won't come back'.

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"When I came back, I tried to continue, but I didn't enjoy it as much.

I was no good, but I enjoyed it.

I've only had three proper seasons in my life.

Boards are the best place to save images and video clips. "The plan is hopefully they (St Kilda) can pick me up in the rookie draft and if everything goes OK I can be back playing next year and the year after.". Protect your creative work - we'll remove this image from our site for as long as you need it. "I train with him five days a week, which includes running, weights, conditioning, circuits.

ST KILDA remains "open minded" to re-drafting Ahmed Saad this November after the Anti-Doping Appeals Board dismissed ASADA's appeal against his 18-month suspension.

"Until that time, we will continue to support his welfare, as permitted.". ASADA notified the AFL late on Wednesday that it would appeal the finding and the AFL Appeals Board will now sit at a date to be fixed to - more than likely - extend the ban. "There was a bit of noise about the times he needed to get prior to coming back to our club, so he's certainly worked on that and has had some really good results with his endurance.". St Kilda rookie Ahmed Saad excited to be able to join Saints pre-season after 18 months in exile. Bachar Houli says he will offer his support to fellow Muslim and multicultural ambassador Ahmed Saad as the young Saint deals with an alleged breach of the AFL's illicit drugs code.

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[6], Saad returned to the VFL in 2016, and joined stand-alone VFL club Coburg. "He was able to experience his dream of playing AFL football for a couple of years and then it was taken away. The EZA account is not a license. "The benefit of the doubt is given to the player and they are allowed to play until an anti-doping tribunal decides to impose a sanction against them," Ings said. ", "We were keen to make an assessment of how he handled himself during the year both physically and mentally and whether he was up to what we would deem as AFL standard," St Kilda list manager Ameet Bains said.

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Saad was born to Egyptian parents in Australia. "I am relieved that this is all over, it has been a very long and hard 10 months on myself and everyone around me," Saad said. Last played for St Kilda Saints in 2015. St Kilda Football Club players. "I've never had an (alcoholic) drink in my life, let alone take drugs, but it was a mistake that I take full responsibility for. 2011 GWS Mini-Draft (on-traded to St Kilda).

St Kilda head of football Chris Pelchen said the club was "pleased that Ahmed will have the opportunity to play football again in 2015".

I've done it all my life.

He made his debut in round six, 2012, and won two nominations for goal of the year that season. "So if you provisionally suspend someone, they may actually be provisionally suspended longer than the actual ban would have been.". In 2012 he was nominated as one of the AFL's multicultural ambassadors.