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McInnes' journey ends, category B rookies delisted

Fraser McInnes' eight-year journey with the West Coast Eagles has come to an end

Popular West Coast Eagles big man Fraser McInnes has been delisted after eight years at the club.

McInnes was originally drafted with selection No.28 in the 2011 ballot, was dropped off the list but returned to the rookie list in 2017 and has been cornerstone of the club’s WAFL Eagles team as captain this season.

He had an outstanding year as skipper of the team, helping to unify West Coast and WAFL players as the club ventured into new territory so successfully, playing finals in their first year of competition.

McInnes played 14 AFL games in his time at the club, playing in winning teams in his first six matches after making his debut in round four, 2015 against Brisbane.

“I’ve loved my time at the club, but it is time for me to move into the next phase of my life, both personally and professionally,” McInnes said.

“I am a passionate West Coast person and I wish everyone at the club every success.

“Over the last eight years I have made many lasting friendships and I am grateful for the opportunities I was given.”        

Craig Vozzo, General Manager – Football, paid tribute to the contribution McInnes made to the club.

“You don’t always measure a player’s influence purely on the amount of games they play,” Vozzo said.

“Fraser is a champion guy, a selfless contributor and he has been a really important member of our playing group.

“He is a young man of great integrity and we all wish him every success in his future endeavours. Undoubtedly, he will be successful wherever his life journey takes him.” 

The club has also de-listed category B rookies Brodie Riach and Patrick Bines.

The West Coast Eagles thanks Patrick and Brodie for their efforts over the last 12 months.