Four years after the AFL stripped back GWS’s Academy access, robbing them of Jarrod Brander, the delisted Eagle will join the Giants. And they plan to get the best out of him.
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Jordan Pinto and Dan Batten
Delisted Eagle Jarrod Brander is just days away from an official return to the AFL, after selecting his new club for season 2022.
West Coast’s options for housing the players not playing AFL have narrowed further with East Perth declaring they will be a standalone club and not part of any alignment.
Mark Duffield and John Townsend
West Coast’s Dom Sheed has announced his engagement to girlfriend Brooke Parker.
Greater Western Sydney have been praised for their attempts to secure discarded Eagle Jarrod Brander in a “cheap version” of the deal for Fremantle’s Rory Lobb.
Fremantle and West Coast want Optus Stadium to remain at the forefront of AFL scheduling in the wake of Perth’s historic grand final, requesting a series of marquee matches in 2022.
West Coast CEO Trevor Nisbett says recruiting restrictions and fixturing inflexibility made an Eagles team in the WAFL unworkable in the current environment.
A third AFL club has expressed interest in delisted 22-year-old Jarrod Brander, following earlier conversations with Carlton and Geelong.
West Coast star Nic Naitanui predicts it will be an “interesting” lead up to the 2022 season, as players who chose not to be vaccinated face an uncertain future in the AFL.
West Coast lost faith in Jarrod Brander’s ability to win contested ball, contributing to the first-round draftee’s demise at the club, teammate Oscar Allen has revealed.
East Perth are poised to agree to a deal with West Coast that would see interstate Eagles play at the WAFL club next season, seeing the Royals play three to eight Eagles each week.
AFL list bosses are making the tough calls on players as they crunch the numbers on their squads. How many spots are left?
The trade period is done and dusted, so The West Australian’s football experts Mark Duffield and Braden Quartermaine pick their best 22 for West Coast ahead of the 2022 AFL season.
Mark Duffield & Braden Quartermaine
West Coast Norm Smith medallist Andrew Embley has called for his former club to consider recruiting at delisted Geelong on-baller Charlie Constable to add depth to their ageing midfield.
Former West Coast utility Jarrod Brander fell ‘victim’ to his own versatility, according to Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes, who says coach Adam Simpson didn’t know where to play the 195cm tall.
East Perth have landed their first big recruit of the off-season, with a former West Coast midfielder likely to land at the Royals for 2022.
West Perth president Neale Fong has urged the Eagles to explore every option to keep their own team in the WAFL before conceding other options are needed.
Footy commentator David King believes West Coast will be forced to pull the pin on their veterans by round 10 next season if they fall out of finals contention.
After falling victim to one of footy’s great contradictions, there is a spot for Jarrod Brander in the AFL. Mark Duffield explains where he needs to play - and why things didn’t work at the Eagles.
Jarrod Brander is on the lookout for a new home after the former first-round draft pick’s time at West Coast officially came to an end.
Top WA draft prospect Neil Erasmus has explained how he slipped through West Coast’s hands as a potential Next Generation Academy prospect.
Fremantle and West Coast may be forced to spend extended time on the road during the upcoming AFLW season as WA’s hard border continues to wreak havoc on national sporting fixtures.
Fremantle tried to poach West Coast’s greatest goal kicker Josh Kennedy for a coaching role next season and are set to try to lure him to Cockburn again next summer.
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