Peake weighing up offer to play season with Bulldogs

South Western Times
Former AFL wingman Brett Peake (centre) has signed with Bunbury, less than a month after retiring from East Fremantle.
Camera IconFormer AFL wingman Brett Peake (centre) has signed with Bunbury, less than a month after retiring from East Fremantle. Credit: Ben Crabtree

Bunbury coach Jamie Nani is hoping former AFL player Brett Peake will line-up for the Bulldogs for the rest of the year.

Peake is set to to play for the Dogs this weekend against the Collie Eagles on a match day permit and Nani said he hoped Peake decided to stay full-time.

The 33-year-old played for the Dogs on Sunday against Donnybrook on a match-day permit, having retired from East Fremantle last month.

Peake played 121 games for the Sharks, as well as 118 AFL games for the Fremantle Dockers and St Kilda between 2005 and 2012.

Nani said Peake had a young family and had to weigh up whether the travel would impact his home life.

“He is a handy asset to our side,” Nani said.

“He will play predominantly forward for us, but we would like him to get a run in the midfield at stages.”

Nani said Peake would have an impact off the ground as well as on it.

“He is keen to help our younger kids,” he said.

“He adds experience to our young side.”

Meanwhile, the Harvey Bulls have confirmed ruckman Llane Spaanderman has parted ways with the club.

The South Western Times understands that Spaanderman told his teammates last week revealing he would not play for the Bulls again this season.

Coach Paul Fimmano said his work commitments became too much and he could not commit to the level the club wanted him at.

Meanwhile, Bunbury’s women’s team will get vital match practise ahead of their first game next weekend, when they take on a side from the Collie Eagles in a scratch match this Sunday.

It is understood the Eagles are hoping to enter a side into the women’s competition in the near future and are using this weekend’s game to get an indication of player numbers.

The scratch match will be played at 1.10pm at Payne Park, pushing the league game back to 2.30pm.

The colts will play from 9am, while the reserves will do battle from 11.05am.

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