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Rachel Tressler  December 21, 2012 2:45 PM

West Coast Eagles fan Tyler Williams had the experience of a lifetime when he met Will Schofield and Chris Masten at club headquarters earlier this week.

The club invited Tyler to visit after learning of a West Coast Eagles history project he had created at Liwara Catholic Primary School.

“Tyler worked incredibly hard on this project, putting in around 30 hours over many week nights and three consecutive Saturday and Sunday afternoons,” Tyler’s mum Kate said.

“I think to say Tyler will be excited to meet the Eagles will be an understatement.

“When he heard the news that he might meet any of the players he ran around the house screaming with excitement.”

The project covered everything from West Coast’s early days, to the club’s honour rolls, Brownlow medallists and grand final victories, with Tyler having a clear no.1 memory.

“My favourite moment in West Coast history is when we won the 2006 Grand Final against Sydney by one point,” Tyler said.

“I was only three and I watched the game at my aunt and uncle’s house and everyone went wild when they won, especially my mum who everyone thought was going to have a heart attack.”

The bearded playing duo of Schofield and Masten congratulated Tyler on his effort, with club giving him the chance to hold the 2006 premiership cup in recognition of his hard work.

Tyler will need to wait until the new year to show off his photos to his classmates, with the youngster expecting them to be excited to hear of his experience.