Groves resigns from AFLW, citing family

The Western Bulldogs' AFLW premiership-winning coach Paul Groves has resigned for personal reasons.
The Western Bulldogs' AFLW premiership-winning coach Paul Groves has resigned for personal reasons.

Western Bulldogs coach Paul Groves, who guided his team to last year's AFLW premiership, has resigned.

Groves said in a club statement on Monday night that he has decided to return to teaching for family reasons.

"(After) starting a family with my wife Sarah over the past three years, we together made the decision that coaching within the AFL environment ... was not a career I wanted to continue to pursue," Groves said.

Australian Associated Press