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Who was the last WAFL club to win a flag with their homegrown players?? 9 months 2 weeks ago #176753

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EF must have nabbed Bunbury boy David Hollins just before the country zoning came into being as he would have been very handy at the Black and Whites.

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Who was the last WAFL club to win a flag with their homegrown players?? 9 months 2 weeks ago #176754

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ArkRoyal wrote: on the PFC sides, Cable was a recruit in a time before the zones remembering he went to EP first; but leaving aside those two players, to illustrate Smokey's point, I had a look at the grand final sides for the Atwell era. Not one of the Perth players had played for another WAFL club, and, only two went on to do so before their careers came to an end.

Gerry Iseger
Greg Bennett

In regards the wider issue of zone premierships only CL 1981 come near Atwell's teams; for me, I would define a zone flag as 15 or 16 locals, but that is just me. Having thought about the Subi side of 1986, and keeping in mind that the club had a lot of depth, in my humble opinion, I don't think we could have won it without Stephan Sells -- he had a touch of class and was a genuine goal sneak.

the other imports -- Crutchfield, Carpenter, Willet, Sparks -- I think we had the depth to cover with zone players. It is an interesting debate.


The only player from the 1966 side that was recruited from another Club was Mal Atwell.
All the others were recruited to PFC by PFC.
I will stand corrected if I am wrong.
Cable debuted for Perth I think 1962 played on a wing with the great Harry Little on the other.
Harry was one of my favourite players, super talented.
Had his leg broken at the first bounce of a game at EF Oval.
No wonder I hate EF.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight. It's the size of the fight in the dog.
Winning isn't everything. It's the ONLY THING !!!!!!
I shot the fukin sherriff!!!!

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Who was the last WAFL club to win a flag with their homegrown players?? 9 months 2 weeks ago #176766

Beasley Hutton wrote:

gtrxuone wrote:

Beasley Hutton wrote: Definitely wouldnt be WP GTR they have always had a handful of Vics playing in their side since I have been following WAFL footy going back 40 years.
In that 2013 GF they had Hunt (SF), Jones (VIC), Marusic (VIC), Hutchings (EP), Kerr (VIC), Mellington (VIC), Fowler (QLD), Keunen (VIC), Potente (SD) from Interstate or other WAFL clubs whilst Claremont in 2011 were close minus Blackwell (SD), Foster (EF), Schammer (SA), Andrews (QLD/WP), McLernon (PE).

We had a thread a few years ago BH.About the contribution of players who came from the East to play in the Wafl. From memory every Wafl side has at least 2 to 4 players like that in there side.
Smokey mentioned 1968-Mal Atwell
Swans 1982-Leon Baker the only player I can think of
1981 Claremont -Gerald Betts-Gary Shaw..
1975 West Perth?? 1979 East Freo??

GTR Leon Baker was recruited from South Bunbury (SD country zone) where he had played for a few years after travelling over from Vic.
Claremont in 1981 also had Barry Beecroft (SM) & Peter Jamieson (EP/VIC) to Gary Shaw (QLD) & Gerald Betts (COLL, RICH, EP).

So BH Swans 82 looks like a strong contender.No Vics and most local zoned players.Mike Richardson from the Amiture League??

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Who was the last WAFL club to win a flag with their homegrown players?? 9 months 2 weeks ago #176768

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Yes GTR our 1982 Premiership side is one of the best for homegrown players as it was mostly local except Melrose (ex EF/NM), Tony Solin (SF) and Peter Kenny was from the ACT.
Then the VFL vultures raided us nearly bare.
Richo is a SD boy mate from Swan View.

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