So WCE looking to keep their WAFL side for next year, hopefully seeking recruiting concessions to bolster their side. Would of thought SSP and MSD were concessions enough on top of having the pick of the best up n coming talent in the state and country through the November and Rookie drafts.
Not the other WAFL clubs fault or concern WCE injury list was / is high, due to from all reports, some poor S&C injury management, training on a footy surface that has seen the PFC smashed with soft tissue injuries etc over the last 2 years and recruiting/keeping players with documented injury history concerns or 30 + years old.
Didn't see WCE blink when recruiting Dixon, Joyce and Strnadica a few weeks out before the season started.. .so why should clubs like EF blink if WCER role out a weak 22 on game day......they know what they need to do....find an alignment club or just spread their players around the comp.....won them a few flags back in the day from memory.
Spreading them around the league is the best option. Their players get a chance to win a few games. It also strengthens the Wafl. It will benefit them and freo in the long term with no damage to wafl Footy.
The WAFL distribution is the the obvious answer, the only time they are away from the club, it's coaching staff etc is on WAFL game day, so they still have almost 100% influence over their players. Surely playing for a proper WAFL team is preferable to playing with a group half made up of ammo's or unwanted former WAFL players. No disrespect to Ammo's.
It worked well for years with WA boys playing for their club of origin and the eastern states boys distributed via a draft based on the previous years finishing order with last getting first pick.