West Coast Poly Player of the Year - Finalists

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:13 PM

The West Coast Poly Player of the Year has been narrowed down to three finalists ahead of the announcement of the Player of the Year at the WACFL's WAFL Grand Final Function on Sunday September 23 at Optus Stadium.

The 2018  finalists are Pinjarra's Rory O' Brien, Donnybrook's Jace Cormack and Ben Whitsed from Dowerin Wylie.






O'Brien has returned to his home club from Peel Thunder and has not missed a beat, helping his side to a minor premiership. His 2018 season has included being named the Terry House Medallist as WA's best player in the interstate clash against South Australia at Adelaide Oval in July.






After making the switch to Donnybrook this year Cormack has been outstanding. Not only has he helped Donnybrook to a Grand Final berth, he was also part of the victorious Division 1 South West side at the Landmark Country Championships, secured an Allstars jumper,was named the Division 1 Jock Coleman Fairest and Best as well and was also part of the WA side that travelled to South Australia.






Dowerin Wylie's Whitsed's 2018 has been a model of consistency. He was part of the Mortlock side that lost the Division 2 Landmark final but his performances across the carnival saw him earn Allstar selection and be named as the Bud Byfield Division 2 Fairest and Best. To top off an outstanding season Whistsed also took out the Mortlock Football leagues highest honour, the Boekeman Medal, as the leagues Fairest and Best player.






The winner will be recognised as the West Coast Poly Player of the Year and win two tickets to this year’s AFL Grand Final.


Week 1 - Jaxon Egan, Harvey Bulls - South West Football League

Week 2 - Paul Starkie, Manjimup Tigers - Lower South West Football League

Week 3 - Nathan Doncon, Pioneers - Newman National Football League

Week 4 - Brendan Tingey, Baldivis - Peel Football & Netball League

Week 5 - Mitch Mcphee, Jurien Bay - Central Midlands Coastal Football League

Week 6 - Jack Cripps, Northampton - Great Northern Football League

Week 7 - James Venturini, Keller/Tammin - Avon Football Association

Week 8 - Zane Marwick, Railways - Great Southern Football League

Week 9 - Robert Rout, Koorda - Central Wheatbelt Football League 

Week 10 - Robbie Forrest, Federals - Avon Football Association

Week 11 - Nik Woods, Townsite Eagles - Fortescue National Football League

Week 12 - Kade Stewart, Katanning - Upper Great Southern Football League

Week 13 - Jace Cormack, Donnybrook - South West Football League

Week 14 - David Gare, Nukarni - Eastern Districts Football League

Week 15 - Isaac Baum, Boxwood Hill - Ongerup Football Association

Week 16 - Rory O'Brien, Pinjarra - Peel Football Netball League 

Week 17 - Ben Whitsed, Dowerin/Wylie - Mortlock Football League

Week 18 - Brendon White, Esperance - Esperance District Football Association

Week 19 - Cody Nelson, Bruce Rock - Eastern Districts Football League

Week 20 - Blake Smith, Mukinbudin - Central Wheatbelt Football League