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ROTHAM'S DREAM COMES TRUE OF LANDING AT WEST COAST

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:25 AM - by Chris Pike

JOSH Rotham grew up supporting the West Coast Eagles and the West Perth product now couldn’t be happier to be living out his dream after being drafted last Friday.

Rotham can still recall watching as an eight-year-old as West Coast won the 2006 premiership and ever since he has dreamed of playing with the Eagles. Going into last Friday's NAB AFL Draft that seemed a one in 18 chance, but now it is more likely than not of eventuating.

West Coast selected the West Perth defender with pick No. 37 in the National Draft with the 18-year-old over the moon to be picked up by the Eagles.

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HEART AND COMMITMENT SUMS UP TEDESCO'S CAREER

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:00 AM - by Chris Pike

IF anything sums up the heart and commitment Luke Tedesco gave to the West Perth Football Club it was the lengths he went to so he could play in the 2013 premiership but the way he stuck fit to see out 2016 is every bit as admirable.

Tedesco achieved an enormous amount in his 152-game career at West Perth that sees him retire as a life member, premiership player and a captain of the club.

That is quite the resume in its own right and he will be remembered as one of the finest and most dedicated servants in the history of the West Perth Football Club. But there are two occasions where his commitment has shone more than ever.

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JOSH ROTHAM DRAFTED BY WEST COAST EAGLES

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 1:14 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth has produced another AFL player with young key defender Josh Rotham taken by the West Coast Eagles in Friday's NAB Draft in Sydney.

Rotham was selected by the Eagles with pick No. 37 in the NAB AFL Draft as reward for his progression through the development ranks with West Perth.

The Whitford Junior Football Club product broke through to play four colts matches with West Perth in 2014 before coming into his own in 2015 with 11 games while also representing WA at State 18s level.

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LOOKING AT FALCONS AFL PLAYERS IN 2016 AHEAD OF DRAFT

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 2:22 PM - by Chris Pike

AHEAD of Friday's 2016 NAB Draft where West Perth players look set to feature, it provide a good chance to reflect on the Falcons players currently in the AFL set up.

The 2016 National Draft will take place in Sydney on Friday with Josh Rotham and Liam Baker looking set to become the latest West Perth products to enter the AFL system.

Meanwhile, Marcus Adams showed that he could have a long career ahead as the most recent draftee to make his mark from West Perth in the AFL while a favourite son called time on an outstanding career.

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WA FOOTBALL SATISFACTION SURVEY

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:53 AM

For the first time, in 2016 the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) will be conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey allowing everyone involved in our game to provide feedback on their views, perceptions and importantly, levels of satisfaction of being involved in WA football.

The WAFC strives to deliver high-quality programs, competitions, governance and services to support all the players, volunteers, administrators, coaches, umpires and clubs engaged with WA football.

The purpose of this survey is to seek your feedback on the key issues and challenges for our game, but also provide us with the opportunities to identify where we can be better in supporting your league, club, program or competition. Football Clubs and all of those involved are the lifeblood of our game, providing participation opportunities for players, coaches and umpires. In addition, we know that Football clubs would not survive without the loyal support of a significant volunteer network that sustains our sport at grass roots level.

This is your chance to provide us with those views, which we will review and benchmark at the end of every season moving forward. The WAFC and its football stakeholders will use the feedback provided in the survey to review and develop improvement strategies for our game moving forward.

Your views are important to us as we set about ensuring West Australian Football continues to grow, is successful and meet the needs for all of those involved.

Click here to complete this short survey

TEDESCO RIDES INTO RETIREMENT ON A HIGH

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:17 PM - by Chris Pike

LUKE Tedesco never felt the West Perth Football Club owed him anything but the life member, former captain and premiership player was left humbled and honoured with the way his career was celebrated at the Breckler Medal night to close the 2016 season.

Tedesco gave his everything on and off the football field to firstly get his first opportunity at league level with West Perth back in 2007.

By 2009 with the arrival of new coach Bill Monaghan, he became a permanent fixture of the side and was a natural leader off half-back with his ability to win or halve contests, put his body on the line and then set up play out of defence with his good kicking skills.

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FALCONS SIGN KEY POSITION PLAYER SCOTT SIMPSON

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:32 AM - by Chris Pike

THE West Perth Football Club has made its first signing ahead of the 2017 WAFL season recruiting former Geelong-listed experienced key position player Scott Simpson to add further depth to the Falcons' big men stocks.

With Nick Rodda, Tyler Keitel and Mark Hamilton capable of filling a variety of key position roles, Michael Lourey returning for a third season in attack and Chris Keunen and Seva Mozhaev in the ruck, West Perth's big men department now looks strong with the addition of Simpson.

The recently turned 27-year-old stands 197cm tall and is strongly built tipping the scales around the 100kg range. He will be a strong addition for the Falcons whether he ends up settling in the back or forward-line.

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CAPTAIN JAY VAN BERLO WINS SECOND BRECKLER MEDAL

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 1:47 PM - by Chris Pike

AFTER two years straight as runner-up, West Perth captain Jay van Berlo has deservedly broken through to win a second Breckler Medal after being named the Falcons' fairest and best for the 2016 WAFL season on Friday night.

At a glittering dinner to celebrate the 2016 season in the Lakeview Ballroom at Joondalup Resort, the night was capped with van Berlo crowned the Breckler Medal winner as the league fairest and best player.

Having finished runner-up in Breckler Medal voting in each of the last two seasons behind Shane Nelson and Aaron Black, van Berlo now has a second fairest and best award in his career to go with the one he won back in 2008 prior to being drafted into the AFL by the Fremantle Dockers.

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BRECKLER, ENNIS, DOMINISH MEDAL PREVIEWS

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:12 PM - by Chris Pike

THE West Perth Football Club will celebrate its 2016 WAFL season on Friday night with the Breckler, Ennis and Dominish Medals all being presented at the fairest and best dinner at Joondalup Resort.

The Breckler Medal as the league fairest and best along with the Ennis Medal as reserves fairest and best, and the Dominish Medal as colts fairest and best will all be presented as part of a jam packed night to reflect back on the 2016 season for the Falcons.

West Perth's league team again made the finals in 2016 on the back of playing in the Grand Final in 2015. The Falcons did well to finish in third position with a 13-7 record after losing three of the opening four games of the season.

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2016 WA STATE AFL DRAFT COMBINE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:30 PM

WEST Perth defender Luke Meadows had such a standout 2016 WAFL season with the Falcons that included representing Western Australia that he has been invited to attend the WA State AFL Draft Combine this Sunday.

The WA State AFL Draft Combine is being held this Sunday, October 16 at Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka. 

A total of 16 WAFL players will commence testing at approximately 11am.

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