Eagles forward charged with assault

West Coast forward Isiah Winder has been charged with assault over his alleged drunken punch-up in Victoria last month, the club says.

The Eagles revealed the charge on Monday after Winder joined teammates in returning to training after the Christmas break.

Winder, 20, had been attending an Indigenous players' summit in Geelong and was allegedly out drinking when the incident occurred in early-December.

It came just days after Winder had been given a rookie lifeline by the Eagles following his surprise de-listing by the AFL club.

He was demoted to the WAFL program while Victoria Police investigated the incident.

The Eagles said Winder had worked hard to regain the trust of players and staff before returning to train with the AFL squad.

"The club has also been informed that Winder has been charged with assault as a result of the incident in Geelong," West Coast said in a statement.

"As this matter is scheduled to go before the courts later this year, the club can make no further comment at this time."

Winder, drafted with pick 57 in 2020, has played seven AFL games for West Coast.