Age: 22
Height: 181
Weight: 80kg
Position: Forward
Recruited from: Claremont

Draft bio:

Twenty-two year old Broome product Anthony Treacy was picked up by Claremont earlier this year and became a mainstay of the Tigers’ league side in season 2019, registering 17 games in the senior team. He averaged 12.5 disposals, 3.8 marks and more than a goal per game in his WAFL debut season. He had standout games against Swan Districts in round 20 (14 disposals, two goals) and the WAFL Eagles in the clubs' semi final clash at Revo Fitness Stadium (12 disposals, two goals). Treacy has a good turn of speed and is strong overhead.

WAFL stats: 2019

Games: 17
Average disposals: 12.5
Average marks: 3.8
Average goals: 1.1

What he said:

“I’m feeling pretty excited. It was a surprise. I was just getting ready for TAFE and scrolling through my phone and I saw that West Cast had its first pick at No.11, but I wasn’t expecting anything. And then I refreshed the AFL app and my name popped up. I just froze and called my family straight away.”

“After I had a good season with Cable Beach Football Club in the West Kimberley league, Claremont contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in playing for them. I spoke to my family about it and decided to give it a crack. I spoke to the team manager, Kepler Bradley, and he helped me with the move to Perth.”

“Playing for Claremont was really good; they’re a really good bunch of boys. They made it fun and I really enjoyed playing footy alongside them. Going from the Kimberley league to the WAFL, that was a big step up. It was a lot more professional – and I just loved that. I loved the training routines, how passionate everyone was and the intensity of the games. The speed of the game was also quick and I love that.”

“I think my strengths are my speed in the forward line and overall my running around the ground is strong. I like to apply forward pressure and maintain my intensity around the footy. I think I need to improve my body work under the footy and my strength. Hopefully that will come.”

“I can’t wait to meet Lewis Jetta. I’ve been watching him play since he was at the Sydney Swans and love the way he goes about it. To become his teammate is really exciting. If I get the chance to play with Tim Kelly, that’d be pretty cool.”

“Josh Kennedy has been another player I’ve always looked up to. To be able to hopefully get the chance to play in the forward line with him, I’d be over the moon.”

“I’m definitely more than ready to come in and just go flat out. I want to make the most of this opportunity, because I know how rare it is and how many boys would kill to be in my position.”