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AFL tourism bonanza could repay Optus Stadium in just 10 years

AFL tourism bonanza could repay Optus Stadium in just 10 years

The $1.8 billion price tag of Perth's multi-purpose stadium could be recouped in just 10 years on the back of the state's burgeoning AFL tourism market alone.

  • by David Prestipino

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'Nothing too sinister': Simpson allays Eagle fears over Ryan's fitness
WA sport

'Nothing too sinister': Simpson allays Eagle fears over Ryan's fitness

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has confirmed high-flying debutant Liam Ryan struggled to get off the ground at a recent training camp and was flown home early by the club.

  • by David Prestipino
Eagle's early flight no stress for Simpson

Eagle's early flight no stress for Simpson

West Coast premiership forward Liam Ryan didn't cope with the demands of a recent training camp, but Adam Simpson denies there was anything untoward about his early departure.

  • by Jason Phelan
Dangerfield expects big year from homesick Kelly
Geelong Cats

Dangerfield expects big year from homesick Kelly

Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield expects Tim Kelly to take his game to another level in 2019 despite the mature-aged recruit being denied a trade to West Coast.

  • by staff writers
West Coast and Freo lock in new lads in AFL draft
Fremantle

West Coast and Freo lock in new lads in AFL draft

“I bet your head's spinning a bit over there, congratulations on being picked up by the Fremantle Dockers!” Fyfe said.

Sydney get Blakey for a steal
West Coast Eagles

Sydney get Blakey for a steal

The Swans have made the most of the live trading of picks in a deal with West Coast that saw them snare Nick Blakey for three picks within the 30s.

  • by Peter Ryan
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Big clubs a no-show on opening night of AFL draft
West Coast Eagles

Big clubs a no-show on opening night of AFL draft

West Coast's compensation pick marks the start of the second round, meaning the defending premiers will kick off the second stage of the revamped national draft on Friday morning.

  • by Peter Ryan
'I can still smile': Brayshaw reveals golf game with assailant Gaff
West Coast Eagles

'I can still smile': Brayshaw reveals golf game with assailant Gaff

Andrew Brayshaw has given his first media conference since having his jaw broken by Andrew Gaff in a spiteful round 20 western derby.

  • by David Prestipino
Contrasting fortunes for WA clubs as AFL releases 2019 fixture
West Coast Eagles

Contrasting fortunes for WA clubs as AFL releases 2019 fixture

The fortunes of both WA clubs could not be any different after the AFL finally unveiled its full 2019 fixture, a day later than scheduled.

  • by David Prestipino
Banned Andrew Gaff will be back for first western derby in 2019 AFL season
WA sport

Banned Andrew Gaff will be back for first western derby in 2019 AFL season

Banned West Coast star Andrew Gaff's first outing back in the west now looks headed for an Eagles home derby in round four.

  • by Kim Hagdorn
'Bibi' Naitanui's eye-opening pilgrimage to Israel

'Bibi' Naitanui's eye-opening pilgrimage to Israel

West Coast superstar Nic Naitanui has continued rehab on his reconstructed knee during his trip to Israel, but the food threatens to derail his fitness program.

  • by Ronny Lerner