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Beginnings: The West Coast Eagles Football Club is one of the 16 Australian rules football clubs competing in the Australian Football League. The club, based at Subiaco Oval in Perth, Western Australia, was formed in August 1986.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 43,027 at Subiaco Oval in round 22, 30 August 2003
  • * Most Games: 276 by Glen Jakovich
  • * Largest Finals Crowd: 97,431 for the 2006 grand final at the MCG
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
6 West Coast 22 16 6 0 2181 1678 130.0 64

Brayshaw ready to work hard

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Hamish Brayshaw is eager to embrace the rigours of his first AFL pre-season

Hamish Brayshaw was preparing for another bout of draft heartache when his name remained uncalled 67 picks in last Friday’s national ballot.

After missing out during last year’s draft, the 19-year-old’s hopes of realising his AFL dream were starting to fade until, seemingly out of nowhere, he was confirmed as West Coast’s sixth and final selection in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

“I was very nervous going in. I went through it last year and knew what to expect from not getting picked up,” Brayshaw said post-draft.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought I might be a chance for a late pick or a rookie selection, but you can never be too sure with these things. I just had my fingers crossed the whole time and when my name got called out I was over the moon. I couldn’t have been happier.”

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Jumper numbers revealed

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Liam Ryan will wear the club's coveted No.1 guernsey next year

Excitement machine Liam Ryan and entertaining second-year defender Francis Watson will wear two of the club’s most revered guernseys in 2018 following today’s confirmation of next year’s jumper numbers.

Ryan, who was recruited to the Eagles with pick No.26 in this year’s draft, will don the No.1 guernsey vacated by retired champion come West Coast midfield coach Sam Mitchell, while Watson has secured guernsey No.26, which was worn by 2006 premiership player Sam Butler for the past 14 years.

West Coast’s first selection in the 2017 National Draft, Jarrod Brander, will wear No.10, Oscar Allen will play with No.12 on his back, Brayden Ainsworth opted to don No.33, Jack Petruccelle has taken over Drew Petrie’s No.21 and Hamish Brayshaw will sport No.22 in season 2018.

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Jumper numbers revealed

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Liam Ryan will wear the club's coveted No.1 guernsey next year

Excitement machine Liam Ryan and entertaining second-year defender Francis Watson will wear two of the club’s most revered guernseys in 2018 following today’s confirmation of next year’s jumper numbers.

Ryan, who was recruited to the Eagles with pick No.26 in this year’s draft, will don the No.1 guernsey vacated by retired champion come West Coast midfield coach Sam Mitchell, while Watson has secured guernsey No.26, which was worn by 2006 premiership player Sam Butler for the past 14 years.

West Coast’s first selection in the 2017 National Draft, Jarrod Brander, will wear No.10, Oscar Allen will play with No.12 on his back, Brayden Ainsworth opted to don No.33, Jack Petruccelle has taken over Drew Petrie’s No.21 and Hamish Brayshaw will sport No.22 in season 2018.

New Eagles’ rookies Ryan Burrows (No.32), Tony Olango...


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Ainsworth happy to get physical

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Brayden Ainsworth says he's used to taking on bigger bodied opponents

West Coast draftee Brayden Ainsworth hopes the experience of playing against big-bodied opponents at country and WAFL reserves level will hold him in good stead in his first season with the Eagles.

Ainsworth was snared with pick No.32 in the NAB AFL Draft last Friday, quickly making the seven-hour drive from home town Esperance, on the south coast of WA, to Perth.

The 19-year-old made his debut for Ports football club in Esperance when he was 16 and won a premiership with Subiaco's reserves team in 2017, giving him more senior experience than most recruits when he arrived at West Coast headquarters on the weekend. 

"There's only four teams down there, so you're [playing] the same teams four times a year, and you're [opposing] your mates and playing with your mates," Ainsworth said of his country experience.

"Then...


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Athletic Petruccelle raring to go

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Jack Petruccelle training at Lathlain Park this morning

It takes a bold character to tell a senior coach where they want to play just minutes after being drafted, but that’s exactly what Jack Petruccelle did during his first conversation with Adam Simpson last Friday night.

“Simmo called me after I was drafted. It was good to chat to him for the first time and get to know him,” Petruccelle said.

“He told me that he was an old Northern Knights boy himself, so we bonded a bit over that.

“He just asked me how I was, if I was excited and what position I’d like to play. I told him I’d like to start as a small forward. He said that was good but he might consider playing me on the wing as well.”

Petruccelle was one of West Coast’s more interesting 2017 NAB AFL Draft acquisitions. A relatively raw talent, the 18-year-old possesses blistering pace and eye-catching athletic attributes.

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Athletic Petruccelle raring to go

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Jack Petruccelle training at Lathlain Park this morning

It takes a bold character to tell a senior coach where they want to play just minutes after being drafted, but that’s exactly what Jack Petruccelle did during his first conversation with Adam Simpson last Friday night.

“Simmo called me after I was drafted. It was good to chat to him for the first time and get to know him,” Petruccelle said.

“He told me that he was an old Northern Knights boy himself, so we bonded a bit over that.

“He just asked me how I was, if I was excited and what position I’d like to play. I told him I’d like to start as a small forward. He said that was good but he might consider playing me on the wing as well.”

Petruccelle was one of West Coast’s more interesting 2017 NAB AFL Draft acquisitions. A relatively raw talent, the 18-year-old possesses blistering pace and eye-catching athletic attributes.

He...


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Ainsworth ready to rip in

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Brayden Ainsworth is looking forward to working with midfield coach Sam Mitchell

Budding inside midfielder Brayden Ainsworth hopes his contested game will go to another level after joining the Eagles via Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

A bundle of nerves during the draft telecast, Ainsworth was overcome with joy – and relief – when West Coast selected him with pick No.32 in the national ballot.

The 19-year-old hoped he had done enough throughout the year to earn a spot on an AFL list, but he started questioning whether his dream would materialise as the draft moved into the second round.

“I was very nervous,” Ainsworth admitted.

“I didn’t know if I would go or not, so it was a bit stressful. I just watched it with my family back home in Esperance in the lounge room and when my name got called out everyone went nuts.

“I think it’s the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. I am just...


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Ainsworth ready to rip in

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Brayden Ainsworth is looking forward to working with midfield coach Sam Mitchell

Budding inside midfielder Brayden Ainsworth hopes his contested game will go to another level after joining the Eagles via Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

A bundle of nerves during the draft telecast, Ainsworth was overcome with joy – and relief – when West Coast selected him with pick No.32 in the national ballot.

The 19-year-old hoped he had done enough throughout the year to earn a spot on an AFL list, but he started questioning whether his dream would materialise as the draft moved into the second round.

“I was very nervous,” Ainsworth admitted.

“I didn’t know if I would go or not, so it was a bit stressful. I just watched it with my family back home in Esperance in the lounge room and when my name got called out everyone went nuts.

“I think it’s the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. I am just...


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Ainsworth ready to rip in

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Brayden Ainsworth is looking forward to working with midfield coach Sam Mitchell

Budding inside midfielder Brayden Ainsworth hopes his contested game will go to another level after joining the Eagles via Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

A bundle of nerves during the draft telecast, Ainsworth was overcome with joy – and relief – when West Coast selected him with pick No.32 in the national ballot.

The 19-year-old hoped he had done enough throughout the year to earn a spot on an AFL list, but he started questioning whether his dream would materialise as the draft moved into the second round.

“I was very nervous,” Ainsworth admitted.

“I didn’t know if I would go or not, so it was a bit stressful. I just watched it with my family back home in Esperance in the lounge room and when my name got called out everyone went nuts.

“I think it’s the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. I am just...


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The best of the rest

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Angus Styles has some weapons that should appeal to clubs

Almost 80 players found their way to AFL clubs at Friday night's NAB AFL Draft but those who missed out get another shot at the Rookie Draft this afternoon.

Here are 10 prospects who could be in with a chance as rookie selections when the draft starts at about 5pm AEDT on Monday afternoon.

Angus Styles

Midfielder
185cm/76kg
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
3/5/99

Hard-working midfielder/defender who played some good footy for the Sandringham Dragons and Vic Metro across the year. Styles is an excellent endurance athlete and can do some exciting things when in possession. Is still lightly built, so will take some time, but has a couple of weapons that should appeal to clubs as a rookie.

Trent Mynott

Midfielder
185cm/73kg
Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
4/10/99

It was a slight surprise Mynott didn't get a spot on a senior list at the national...


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Angus Styles has some weapons that should appeal to clubs

Almost 80 players found their way to AFL clubs at Friday night's NAB AFL Draft but those who missed out get another shot at the Rookie Draft this afternoon.

Here are 10 prospects who could be in with a chance as rookie selections when the draft starts at about 5pm AEDT on Monday afternoon.

Angus Styles

Midfielder
185cm/76kg
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
3/5/99

Hard-working midfielder/defender who played some good footy for the Sandringham Dragons and Vic Metro across the year. Styles is an excellent endurance athlete and can do some exciting things when in possession. Is still lightly built, so will take some time, but has a couple of weapons that should appeal to clubs as a rookie.

Trent Mynott

Midfielder
185cm/73kg
Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
4/10/99

It was a slight surprise Mynott didn't get a spot on a senior list at the national...


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The best of the rest

Styles portrait.jpg

Angus Styles has some weapons that should appeal to clubs

Almost 80 players found their way to AFL clubs at Friday night's NAB AFL Draft but those who missed out get another shot at the Rookie Draft this afternoon.

Here are 10 prospects who could be in with a chance as rookie selections when the draft starts at about 5pm AEDT on Monday afternoon.

Angus Styles

Midfielder
185cm/76kg
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
3/5/99

Hard-working midfielder/defender who played some good footy for the Sandringham Dragons and Vic Metro across the year. Styles is an excellent endurance athlete and can do some exciting things when in possession. Is still lightly built, so will take some time, but has a couple of weapons that should appeal to clubs as a rookie.

Trent Mynott

Midfielder
185cm/73kg
Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
4/10/99

It was a slight surprise Mynott didn't get a spot on a senior list at the national...


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The best of the rest

Styles portrait.jpg

Angus Styles has some weapons that should appeal to clubs

Almost 80 players found their way to AFL clubs at Friday night's NAB AFL Draft but those who missed out get another shot at the Rookie Draft this afternoon.

Here are 10 prospects who could be in with a chance as rookie selections when the draft starts at about 5pm AEDT on Monday afternoon.

Angus Styles

Midfielder
185cm/76kg
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
3/5/99

Hard-working midfielder/defender who played some good footy for the Sandringham Dragons and Vic Metro across the year. Styles is an excellent endurance athlete and can do some exciting things when in possession. Is still lightly built, so will take some time, but has a couple of weapons that should appeal to clubs as a rookie.

Trent Mynott

Midfielder
185cm/73kg
Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
4/10/99

It was a slight surprise Mynott didn't get a spot on a senior list at the national...


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The best of the rest

Styles portrait.jpg

Angus Styles has some weapons that should appeal to clubs

Almost 80 players found their way to AFL clubs at Friday night's NAB AFL Draft but those who missed out get another shot at the Rookie Draft this afternoon.

Here are 10 prospects who could be in with a chance as rookie selections when the draft starts at about 5pm AEDT on Monday afternoon.

Angus Styles

Midfielder
185cm/76kg
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
3/5/99

Hard-working midfielder/defender who played some good footy for the Sandringham Dragons and Vic Metro across the year. Styles is an excellent endurance athlete and can do some exciting things when in possession. Is still lightly built, so will take some time, but has a couple of weapons that should appeal to clubs as a rookie.

Trent Mynott

Midfielder
185cm/73kg
Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
4/10/99

It was a slight surprise Mynott didn't get a spot on a senior list at the national...


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Olango excited to join Eagles

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Tony Olango will make the move from Darwin to Perth later this week

The West Coast Eagles addressed another key focus at today’s AFL rookie draft, adding one of the most exciting young ruckmen in the country - Northern Territory Thunder big man Tony Olango - with its second selection.

He was sandwiched between classy South Fremantle half-forward Ryan Burrows and athletic Claremont midfielder Callan England.

Burrows, who made a late start to the season, impressed with the Bulldogs’ colts in the second half of the year at half-forward. A clever left-footer, he could develop into a quality midfielder.

England’s endurance levels have been likened to those of star Eagle Andrew Gaff and he hails from an athletics background. He also has a good turn of pace and can be damaging both on the inside and the outside.

While Burrows and England are both local products, taking to five the number...


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Olango excited to join Eagles

TAC Cup Rd 5 - Oakleigh Chargers v Northern Territory

Tony Olango will make the move from Darwin to Perth later this week

The West Coast Eagles addressed another key focus at today’s AFL rookie draft, adding one of the most exciting young ruckmen in the country - Northern Territory Thunder big man Tony Olango - with its second selection.

He was sandwiched between classy South Fremantle half-forward Ryan Burrows and athletic Claremont midfielder Callan England.

Burrows, who made a late start to the season, impressed with the Bulldogs’ colts in the second half of the year at half-forward. A clever left-footer, he could develop into a quality midfielder.

England’s endurance levels have been likened to those of star Eagle Andrew Gaff and he hails from an athletics background. He also has a good turn of pace and can be damaging both on the inside and the outside.

While Burrows and England are both local products, taking to five the number...


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Olango excited to join Eagles

TAC Cup Rd 5 - Oakleigh Chargers v Northern Territory

Tony Olango will make the move from Darwin to Perth later this week

The West Coast Eagles addressed another key focus at today’s AFL rookie draft, adding one of the most exciting young ruckmen in the country - Northern Territory Thunder big man Tony Olango - with its second selection.

He was sandwiched between classy South Fremantle half-forward Ryan Burrows and athletic Claremont midfielder Callan England.

Burrows, who made a late start to the season, impressed with the Bulldogs’ colts in the second half of the year at half-forward. A clever left-footer, he could develop into a quality midfielder.

England’s endurance levels have been likened to those of star Eagle Andrew Gaff and he hails from an athletics background. He also has a good turn of pace and can be damaging both on the inside and the outside.

While Burrows and England are both local products, taking to five the number...


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Olango excited to join Eagles

TAC Cup Rd 5 - Oakleigh Chargers v Northern Territory

Tony Olango will make the move from Darwin to Perth later this week

The West Coast Eagles addressed another key focus at today’s AFL rookie draft, adding one of the most exciting young ruckmen in the country - Northern Territory Thunder big man Tony Olango - with its second selection.

He was sandwiched between classy South Fremantle half-forward Ryan Burrows and athletic Claremont midfielder Callan England.

Burrows, who made a late start to the season, impressed with the Bulldogs’ colts in the second half of the year at half-forward. A clever left-footer, he could develop into a quality midfielder.

England’s endurance levels have been likened to those of star Eagle Andrew Gaff and he hails from an athletics background. He also has a good turn of pace and can be damaging both on the inside and the outside.

While Burrows and England are both local products, taking to five the number...


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Brander keen to learn from Eagles' bookends

Brander press conference 27.11.17 West Coast's first-round draft pick speaks to the media at his first training session as an Eagle

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Jarrod Brander fronted the media before his first training session this morning

West Coast’s top pick from Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft Jarrod Brander is already making plans to shadow star Eagles’ bookends Josh Kennedy and Jeremy McGovern this pre-season.

The 18-year-old from Mildura, who has played as both a key forward and defender throughout his junior footballing career, said he could not wait to see what made the two-time Coleman medallist and dual all-Australian defender tick.

“Being able to learn off two of the best key position players in Jeremy McGovern and Josh Kennedy will be awesome,” Brander said ahead of his first training session at Lathlain Park this morning.

“(I want to see) how professional they are and the little things they do to...


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Brander keen to learn from Eagles' bookends

Brander press conference 27.11.17 West Coast's first-round draft pick speaks to the media at his first training session as an Eagle

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Jarrod Brander fronted the media before his first training session this morning

West Coast’s top pick from Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft Jarrod Brander is already making plans to shadow star Eagles’ bookends Josh Kennedy and Jeremy McGovern this pre-season.

The 18-year-old from Mildura, who has played as both a key forward and defender throughout his junior footballing career, said he could not wait to see what made the two-time Coleman medallist and dual all-Australian defender tick.

“Being able to learn off two of the best key position players in Jeremy McGovern and Josh Kennedy will be awesome,” Brander said ahead of his first training session at Lathlain Park this morning.

“(I want to see) how professional they are and the little things they do to...


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