After debuting for West Coast last year, Foley took another step forward in six AFL matches this season.

In round 12 – his second game for the season – the youngster booted his first career goal against Carlton, while also gathering 16 disposals and five marks off half-back.

Foley then accumulated 90 AFL Fantasy Points and a career-best performance in round 13 against Richmond and was one of the most effective defenders afield.

The 21-year-old was unlucky to miss out on the next clash against the Bulldogs, with the return of All-Australian duo Jeremy McGovern and Brad Sheppard to the side, but continued to prove himself at WAFL level and was given another opportunity in round 16 against Sydney, as well as the final two matches of the home-and-away season against Fremantle and Brisbane.

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Best of 2021 - Petruccelle & Foley

Jack Petruccelle and Luke Foley are two youngsters that continue to impress on the field, take a look at their best plays!

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Standout performance: Standing tall in Tigers epic

The youngster slotted right into the backline when called upon this season, impressing with his work rate and effort.

A top career performance against Richmond helped propel the Eagles to victory, with Foley taking home 22 disposals, seven marks and three tackles.

He also had 320 metres gained, seven intercepts, and 90 fantasy points – amongst the best in the team – and it’s looking likely the 21-year-old will further cement himself in the senior side next season.

Season averages:

Disposals – 12.3

Contested Defence One on Ones – 1.5

One Percenters – 2.5

Rebound 50s – 3

Effective Kicks – 6.3