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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

Allen settles in West Coast nest

Allen press conference 27.11.17 The number 21 pick in the National AFL Draft speaks to the Perth media at his first training session

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Oscar Allen joined his new teammates on the training track this morning

New Eagle Oscar Allen says he will happily train with West Coast's engine room over summer if that’s what senior coach Adam Simpson wants.

Allen, the club’s second selection at Friday’s national draft, has been leading up from the forward 50 for the past three years of his junior career but played predominantly as an inside midfielder prior to a massive growth spurt at age 15.

The 18-year-old West Perth product said he would embrace a return to the midfield if given the opportunity.

“Until I was about 15 or 16 years old, I was primarily an inside midfielder,” Allen said this morning.

“I had a pretty big growth spurt and moved to a key position role. I definitely think it’s a role...


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Allen settles in West Coast nest

Allen press conference 27.11.17 The number 21 pick in the National AFL Draft speaks to the Perth media at his first training session

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Oscar Allen joined his new teammates on the training track this morning

New Eagle Oscar Allen says he will happily train with West Coast's engine room over summer if that’s what senior coach Adam Simpson wants.

Allen, the club’s second selection at Friday’s national draft, has been leading up from the forward 50 for the past three years of his junior career but played predominantly as an inside midfielder prior to a massive growth spurt at age 15.

The 18-year-old West Perth product said he would embrace a return to the midfield if given the opportunity.

“Until I was about 15 or 16 years old, I was primarily an inside midfielder,” Allen said this morning.

“I had a pretty big growth spurt and moved to a key position role. I definitely think it’s a role...


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Eagles land top three targets

AFL 2016 U18 Championship - Vic C v Allies

West Coast recruited ruckman Tony Olango with pick No.27 in the Rookie Draft

West Coast landed its top-three targets in this year’s rookie draft upon recruiting Ryan Burrows, Tony Olango and Callan England to the club this afternoon.

The Eagles selected versatile South Fremantle forward Ryan Burrows with its first pick (13) in the rookie draft.

Burrows, who only joined the WAFL system this year, averaged 15.5 disposals, 3.6 marks and 2.1 tackles per game through 12 matches with the Bulldogs’ colts team this year.

The 19-year-old has speed to burn and is composed with the ball in hand. He kicked 10 goals in 2017, even after missing pre-season training and the first nine games of the year.

West Coast’s second pick-up, Olango, spent this season playing for Northern Territory Thunder in the NEAFL and NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

He also played a match for Hawthorn's VFL affiliate Box...


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Eagles land top three targets

AFL 2016 U18 Championship - Vic C v Allies

West Coast recruited ruckman Tony Olango with pick No.27 in the Rookie Draft

West Coast landed its top-three targets in this year’s rookie draft upon recruiting Ryan Burrows, Tony Olango and Callan England to the club this afternoon.

The Eagles selected versatile South Fremantle forward Ryan Burrows with its first pick (13) in the rookie draft.

Burrows, who only joined the WAFL system this year, averaged 15.5 disposals, 3.6 marks and 2.1 tackles per game through 12 matches with the Bulldogs’ colts team this year.

The 19-year-old has speed to burn and is composed with the ball in hand. He kicked 10 goals in 2017, even after missing pre-season training and the first nine games of the year.

West Coast’s second pick-up, Olango, spent this season playing for Northern Territory Thunder in the NEAFL and NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

He also played a match for Hawthorn's VFL affiliate Box...


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Ryan fulfils AFL dream

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Liam Ryan wants to take his defensive game to new heights in 2018

Subiaco excitement machine Liam Ryan is ready to make the most of his AFL opportunity after being drafted to the West Coast Eagles last night.

The club made the WAFL’s 2017 Bernie Naylor medallist’s dream of playing at the highest level a reality when it recruited him with pick No.26 in yesterday’s national ballot.

Ryan said he worked harder than ever to prove he was worthy of selection after missing out last year.

“I didn’t have much support last year compared to this year. I needed that support and once I got it I got a bit fitter, worked on my defensive output and basically worked a lot harder than I did last year,” Ryan said.

“I worked very hard with [Subiaco senior coach] Jarrad Schofield. He was on my back telling me what to do. He gave me all the support I needed, along with all the other Subiaco boys.

“It was...


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Recruiters nailed it

There has never been a National AFL Draft when a club’s recruiters have shrugged their shoulders, dropped their bottom lip and said ‘well, that didn’t go according to plan.’

It is always a positive mood in the room and all club officials leave the draft table satisfied.

But the West Coast Eagles staff responsible for the club’s selections in the 2017 ballot at the Sydney Showgrounds on Friday night have every reason to feel like they nailed the latest player lottery.

As the club secured six young men who will be spliced into the senior squad, hopeful of being part of the Eagles campaign for the next decade, list manager Brady Rawlings and national recruiting manager Rohan O’Brien and their team should be chuffed at the broad list coverage they achieved.

The Eagles, for the first time since 1997, brought half a dozen players into the system – with possibly three more to come in the...


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Allen "stoked" to be an Eagle

Allen stoked to join Eagles' forwards Eagle Eye TV catches up with new Eagle Oscar Allen

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

Oscar Allen feared he had missed his chance of staying home in Perth

West Coast draftee Oscar Allen thought his chances of staying in Perth were dashed when the Eagles overlooked him with their first pick at Friday's NAB AFL draft.

Allen, who won the Larke Medal as best player in this year's under-18 national championships playing for Western Australia, was touted as a top 15 pick, but saw his name slip down the draft order after the Eagles selected Bendigo Pioneers key defender Jarrod Brander at pick No.13.

But the Eagles couldn't believe their luck when the athletic forward was still available in the second round and swooped with pick No.21.

The West Perth product, an Eagles fan, told AFL.com.au on Saturday that when he heard Brander's name read out he immediately thought he was destined to...


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High flyer earned his chance: Rawlings

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The Eagles were thrilled to draft Subiaco's Liam Ryan

A more mature Liam Ryan's improved defensive pressure – although still a work in progress – sealed his passage to West Coast rather than his thrill-seeking aerial prowess. 

But Eagles list manager Brady Rawlings still couldn't wipe the smirk from his face at the prospect of the indigenous livewire being let loose in the AFL next year. 

Rawlings tipped Ryan, the club's third selection at No.26 in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, as the most likely newcomer to make an immediate impact.

The Subiaco flyer burst onto the WAFL scene last year straight out of Geraldton with 40 goals in 16 games then led the competition with 73 more this past season. 

Ryan is 184cm, but is not your typical small forward who thrives at ground level – he extraordinarily had four of the WAFL's five Mark of the Year nominations in 2017. 

"The talent was evident...


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Brayshaws already contemplating future derby battles

TAC CUP 2017 1st Preliminary Final - Oakleigh Chargers v Sandringham Dragons

Hamish and Andy Brayshaw could face off in a Carlton Draught Derby in the near future

Brayshaw brothers Hamish and Andy will step into a rivalry that is "as ferocious as it gets" after joining West Coast and Fremantle respectively at Friday night's NAB AFL Draft.

Andrew Brayshaw, who was in contention for the No.1 pick this week before landing at the Dockers at No.2, was a sure thing to find an AFL home on Friday night, joining older brother and Melbourne midfielder Angus at the top level. 

But Hamish had no guarantees after being overlooked last year and splitting his time between the Sandringham Dragons as an overage player and the Sandringham Zebras in the VFL in 2017.

When West Coast called out the tough midfielder's name at pick No.68, his mother Deborah and father Mark – a former Claremont and North Melbourne player – were overjoyed.

It will thrust the brothers immediately...


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AFL Media: Draft Verdict

Rawlings reviews our draft haul Eagle Eye TV catches up with West Coast Eagles list manager Brady Rawlings after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Selections before academy and father/son bidding: 13, 21, 26, 32, 37, 69, 83
Selections after bidding: 13, 21, 26, 32, 38, 68 
Who they picked: Jarrod Brander, Oscar Allen, Liam Ryan, Brayden Ainsworth, Jack Petruccelle, Hamish Brayshaw

Verdict: The Eagles may have landed the best tall defender and best tall forward in the Draft. Brander is a terrific player, with the ability to also play forward if needed. Allen won the Larke Medal for WA and gets to stay home to play in front of his family. The Eagles pounced on Ryan, a supremely gifted small forward, with their 26th pick. Few boast the highlight reel of the Subiaco product. Ainsworth is a consistent ball winner through the midfield who was one of WA's standout players in the Championships....


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Eagles up the ante

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Dom Sheed and Jamie Cripps returnined to pre-season training this morning

The West Coast Eagles hit the training track for their most intensive session of the 2018 pre-season at Lathlain Park this morning.

Senior players Luke Shuey, Jack Redden and Jamie Cripps made their first appearance for the season alongside a bevy of young Eagles who recently returned from the club’s community service tour of Cambodia.

First to fourth-year players re-joining the squad this morning included Matthew Allen, Tom Barrass, Tom Cole, Liam Duggan, Kurt Mutimer, Luke Partington and Dom Sheed.

The group eased its way into the workout with an extensive warm-up before getting the feel of ball on boot via a line-kicking exercise.

Mark LeCras and Duggan were standouts in a goal-kicking drill, slotting shot after shot from a variety of angles and distances, while Shuey and Redden excelled at a subsequent...


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Pick 13: Jarrod Brander

Pick 13: Jarrod Brander Highlights from West Coast's first round pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic M v Allies

West Coast selected key forward/defender Jarrod Brander with its first pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Height: 195cm
Weight: 92kg
Position: Key forward/defender
From: Bendigo Pioneers

Brander had been in Greater Western Sydney's academy since he was 12, but as the AFL begun to consider realigning the Giants' vast zone, the teenager's place within it became a big point of conjecture.

In the end, the AFL restructured the Giants' academy region, and Brander was excluded from it. Suddenly, one of the leading key position players in the pool was available to the whole pool.

Brander played at both ends of the field throughout 2017. Despite not being eligible to join the Giants as an academy selection, he did feature in their academy series side earlier in the year before playing for the Allies in...


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Eagles thrilled with draft haul

Rawlings' reviews our draft haul Eagle Eye TV catches up with West Coast Eagles list manager Brady Rawlings after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

The West Coast Eagles secured some exciting midfield options and potential x-factor players at the 2017 AFL National Draft at the Sydney Showgrounds last night.

The Eagles secured one of the bargains of the draft when it snapped up Bendigo key position player Jarrod Brander after he slipped through to the club’s first selection at No.13.

Brander, who supported West Coast growing up despite growing up in Victoria, can play both forward and back and adds class and depth to West Coast's spine.

He finished the national 18s championships with an eye-catching display at centre half-forward for Vic Country against Vic Metro. 

The club then added three exciting Western Australian prospects – highly-rated West Perth forward Oscar Allen, 2017 Bernie Naylor...


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2017 Phantom Draft

Well, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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2017 Phantom Draft

Well, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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Read more: 2017 Phantom Draft

2017 Phantom Draft

Well, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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2017 Draft Guns: Adam Cerra

2017 Draft Guns: Adam Cerra The classy midfielder has drawn comparisons with Collingwood star Scott Pendlebury

A knee injury ruled Adam Cerra out of most of his 2016 season and shoulder surgery cut short his 2017 campaign. But in between the midfielder pushed himself to the top of his class.

Cerra underwent surgery for a meniscus problem in his knee last year, which robbed him of the chance to impress as a bottom-ager. However, he started this season strongly and was a valuable member of Vic Metro's winning side at the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

He has also played across half-forward and as a rebounding defender, but Cerra's season was ended prematurely in August when he underwent shoulder surgery. That ruled him out of the Eastern Ranges' finals series in the TAC Cup and meant he couldn't test at the NAB AFL Draft Combine in October.

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2017 Draft Guns: Adam Cerra

2017 Draft Guns: Adam Cerra The classy midfielder has drawn comparisons with Collingwood star Scott Pendlebury

A knee injury ruled Adam Cerra out of most of his 2016 season and shoulder surgery cut short his 2017 campaign. But in between the midfielder pushed himself to the top of his class.

Cerra underwent surgery for a meniscus problem in his knee last year, which robbed him of the chance to impress as a bottom-ager. However, he started this season strongly and was a valuable member of Vic Metro's winning side at the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

He has also played across half-forward and as a rebounding defender, but Cerra's season was ended prematurely in August when he underwent shoulder surgery. That ruled him out of the Eastern Ranges' finals series in the TAC Cup and meant he couldn't test at the NAB AFL Draft Combine in October.

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2017 Draft Guns: Adam Cerra

2017 Draft Guns: Adam Cerra The classy midfielder has drawn comparisons with Collingwood star Scott Pendlebury

A knee injury ruled Adam Cerra out of most of his 2016 season and shoulder surgery cut short his 2017 campaign. But in between the midfielder pushed himself to the top of his class.

Cerra underwent surgery for a meniscus problem in his knee last year, which robbed him of the chance to impress as a bottom-ager. However, he started this season strongly and was a valuable member of Vic Metro's winning side at the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

He has also played across half-forward and as a rebounding defender, but Cerra's season was ended prematurely in August when he underwent shoulder surgery. That ruled him out of the Eastern Ranges' finals series in the TAC Cup and meant he couldn't test at the NAB AFL Draft Combine in October.

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Draft bargains: Picks 13 and 21

AFL 2016 Rd 10 - West Coast v Gold Coast

West Coast chose wisely when it selected Shannon Hurn with pick No.13 in the 2005 draft

West Coast will go into tomorrow’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft with eight picks up its sleeve courtesy of some crafty work during October’s Trade Period. The Eagles will take picks 13, 21, 26, 32, 37, 69, 87 and 105 into the national ballot.

Let’s take a look at how the club and its rivals have used the aforementioned selections in previous drafts to snap up some of the game’s most revered stars and serviceable athletes.

Pick 21:

West Coast has only had pick No.21 in its arsenal on one occasion before securing it via a trade deal with Gold Coast ahead of tomorrow’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft. On that previous occasion, the Eagles snapped up South Australian Shane Bond during the 1992 national ballot.

Bond debuted for the Eagles in 1994 and played an important role in the club’s second premiership. He pulled on...


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