JJ Clune contender Beau Simpson on a Three Springs mercy mission
A strong contender for the Great Northern Football League’s most prestigious personal award has left to help his father rebuild a North Midlands club struggling with the loss of legend Percy George.
Beau Simpson, of Rovers, told senior coach Ian Comben last Friday he was leaving the Demons to help his father, Steve “Simmo” Simpson, coach at Three Springs, where George played before he died recently.
George collapsed during the Three Springs-Dongara game at Irwin Recreation Centre on June 22 and was unable to be revived.
Comben said the elder Simpson had not been coping well with the loss and the younger Simpson decided to help coach Three Springs for the remainder of the year.
“Beau’s indicated he would like to come back and he’ll still train with us because he lives in Geraldton,” Comben said.
“He’s a lovely young fella and plays very good footy.”
The younger Simpson has routinely been named on the best player lists this year and Comben believes he was in the running to collect the JJ Clune medal.
He also earned fairest and best titles when he previously played for Mingenew.
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