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Premiership win won't change West Coast's approach

Brad Sheppard believes the Eagles must keep an even keel if they want to repeat the success they enjoyed in 2018

4:00pm Jan 18, 2019

No mental demons for hamstrung Sheppard

Brad Sheppard says he has no mental demons coming back from the severe hamstring injury which cost him a premiership medallion

2:45pm Jan 18, 2019

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Naitanui Academy

The West Coast eagles, in partnership with the Western Australian Football Commission, established the Naitanui Academy to enhance the development of multicultural youth by complementing their participation in community football with specialist and targeted support.

The Academy aims to fast-track the participants’ on-field skills through skill development sessions and games as well as combining education-based workshops to enhance the holistic development of each participant.

These workshops included:

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Nutrition
  • Goal Setting
  • GPS Data Analysis & Application
  • AFL Combine Testing
  • Match Review

One of the Naitanui Academy’s main aims is to provide a pathway for talented multicultural participants that inspires and motivates them to continue their participation in Australian Rules football. 

AFL Multicultural Round

The West Coast Eagles proudly supports AFL Multicultural Round by celebrating the theme ‘Many Cultures, One Game’ and highlighting the contribution that multicultural communities make to Australia's game at all levels, as well as the ongoing initiatives across the AFL and clubs to engage with new communities and potential fans.

AFL Multicultural Round will take place on July 30 for the West Coast Eagles when the club take on Brisbane Lions at Domain Stadium. Stay tuned for more details.

AFL Multicultural Schools Program

The West Coast Eagles, in partnership with the AFL, have developed various community development and engagement programs and diversity initiatives, designed to engage culturally and linguistically diverse populations including multicultural and Aboriginal community groups.

One of these initiatives is the AFL Multicultural Schools Program, which is a six week introduction to AFL. The primary objective of the program is to assist migrant and refugee communities to access and participate in Australian football.

The West Coast Eagles engage third year Exercise and Sports Science students from Edith Cowan University to deliver the program, which includes the following benefits:

  • Term length free program
  • Introductory skills sessions and modified games
  • West Coast Eagles giveaways and prizes
  • Opportunity to tour the West Coast Eagles facilities
  • Free tickets to WAFL games

The program was conducted in 2016 at 15 primary schools across metropolitan Perth who have a high multicultural population.

West Coast Eagles 101

West Coast Eagles 101 is an initiative designed to introduce new fans to the game of AFL and get involved with the club.

International students from Edith Cowan University are invited to attend a West Coast Eagles match, as well as hear a presentation from coaches and players where they will learn more about the game.

Participants also receive a voucher from the West Coast Eagles team store, so they can deck themselves out in club gear in preparation for their live match experience.

In 2015 West Coast Eagles 101 participants represented a vast array of countries across the globe including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, England, USA, Canada, Brunei and Denmark.