The West Coast Eagles bring people and communities together through a shared passion for a club which means so much to so many people in Western Australia and beyond.

That theme of connection, unity and shared love for the club is laid within the design of the 2023 First Nations Guernsey. 

Designed by AFLW player and proud Kija and Jaru woman Krstel Petrevski, the guernsey is inspired by cultural features which symbolise the unity of the football club.

Petrevski is from the Kimberly but sought advice and consultation from elders Simon Forrest and Vivienne Hansen on appropriate elements to represent on the guernsey.


"I am so grateful to be asked to design the First Nations Guernsey for the West Coast Eagles and I can't wait to see the players wear it on the field," Petrevksi said.

The circles represent the club’s programs and their connection while the feathers are a symbol of past players and officials who have made a contribution to the West Coast Eagles.

The pathway drawing is a reflection of the unique journey each individual has in coming to the club.

The people symbols display acceptance of individualism and the boomerangs unite the club through the strength of mind, body and spirit.

The guernsey's front facing display is the Waalitj, the Eagle, proudly spreading its wings.  

It is a striking guernsey with great detail which will be worn during Sir Doug Nicholls Round across two weeks of the season starting with our clash with Hawthorn in Round 10 in Tasmania.

The following week against the Bombers on Saturday night at Optus Stadium, the Eagles will wear the guernsey again and pay homage to Sir Doug Nicholls round and the history of First Nations players in the AFL.