Cup runneth over for fans

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
West Coast Eagles supporters Ric Evans and Craig Depilato and ECU South West campus dean Lyn Farrell with the 2018 AFL Premiership Cup.
Camera IconWest Coast Eagles supporters Ric Evans and Craig Depilato and ECU South West campus dean Lyn Farrell with the 2018 AFL Premiership Cup. Credit: Callum Hunter

Eagles fever hit Edith Cowan University South West yesterday when the 2018 Premiership Cup arrived on campus as part of a regional tour.

The cup and accompanying coaching staff were met with open arms by students, staff and their families, including newly appointed AFLW head coach Luke Dwyer.

Local die-hard Eagles fan Craig Depilato described the opportunity as “fantastic” and said he had been counting the sleeps to go.

“I’ve known it was coming for about a month now, I’ve been looking forward to it,” he said.

“This doesn’t happen very often.”

Eagles general manager of community and game development Richard O’Connell said the response was fantastic, with the added pleasure of meeting all their South West supporters.

“Bunbury’ is always great to us,” he said.

“One of our premiership players, Mr Lewis Jetta, grew up in Bunbury.”

ECU South West campus dean Lyn Farrell said it was important that all Western Australian’s have the opportunity to be involved in events such as the cup visit and described the event as lovely.

“We are very pleased to be a part of this,” she said.

Former Eagles player Drew Petrie will accompany the cup to two public events today, one at Bunbury Toyota at 12pm and another at the Centrepoint Shopping Centre at 3pm.

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