Phil Walsh's 26-year-old son Cy has has been remanded in custody following a bedside hearing at Flinders Medical Centre on Friday afternoon. He did not apply for bail and will face court again on September 15.
Phil Walsh, the coach of the Adelaide Crows AFL team has been found dead in his home overnight. His 26-year-old son has been charged with murder.
Police Superintendent Des Bray confirmed that morning that a scuffle had broken out among the Walsh family at around 2am on Friday morning.
"Just after 2am, Police and ambulance crews were called to a house in Bungey Avenue [in Somerton Park] after a domestic dispute," a police statement said.
"Police were able to establish that a around about 2 o'clock, the son of the family had attended," mr Bray confirmed. "There had been an argument. I can't tell you anything about the argument or the circumstances of that. But as a result of that, both Mr Walsh and his wife received the wounds. The wounds that ultimately caused Mr Walsh's death."
Bray also confirmed that Mr Walsh's son had been located a short distance away and was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
Walsh's wife, Meredith, is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It's believed the couple's 22-year-old daughter is in the US.
The Crows this morning released a statement on the coach's passing.
"The Adelaide Football Club is devastated at the sudden passing of Senior Coach Phil Walsh in the early hours of this morning."
"We ask if you could please respect the privacy of his family, as well as our players, coaches and staff, at this extremely difficult time."
The AFL has confirmed that this weekend's match between the Crows and Geelong will not go ahead, with the premiership points to be split between the two teams.
"We are strongly of the view that it is not fair to ask the young men of the Adelaide Crows or the Geelong Cats to play in these circumstances," AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said on Friday afternoon.
"Phil Walsh gave such a lot to ur our game," McLachlan said. He was a man of boundless energy, enthusiasm and great intelligence. He was part of the AFL family for 32 years."
"And there are not many words of comfort today for those who feel this terrible loss in these most difficult of circumstances. To his family, we can only say that your loved father and husband is in all our hearts and whatever support we can offer, we will."
The remaining seven AFL games will go ahead this weekend.
Crows chairman Rob Chapman has told of the horrifying moment he was informed of the news.
"I got a phone call at 3:30am from the police to say that a tragedy had unfolded and that it involved Phil Walsh, our coach," he told a media conference on Friday afternoon. "That's a phone call no-one ever wants to get. I rang Andrew [Fagan, the club CEO] together with David Noble in Shuttleworth."
"The four of us met together at the club just after four and then progressively we involved other members of the footy club and you've got to get straight into crisis management and this is a crisis unprecedented. There's no rule book and we're dealing with it," he said.
Walsh, 55, was in his first season as coach of the Crows after making the switch from cross-town rivals Port Adelaide.
He had coached the Crows to a 7 - 5 win/loss record in 2015.
Walsh was also a talented player, spending much of his career at Collingwood before playing for Richmond and Brisbane.
Tributes from past and present players, rival clubs and the football community are beginning to flow on social media.
Watch the full press conference from South Australian police below.
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