Internationals in the WAFL
Thursday, July 16 2015 @ 10:37 pm ACST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
Paddy Brophy and Sean Hurley are both International Rookies from Ireland. They were both taken in the 2014 National Draft and they are both on strongly performing AFL club lists and playing the Western Australian Football League (WAFL).
Brophy is probably the earlier bolter of the two. On the West Coast Eagles list and playing with East Perth, Brophy has played in all East Perth’s league (1st XVIII) team matches this season and is averaging 14 disposals per game and a high of 20 disposals in both matches against Subiaco.
Hurley is on the Fremantle list and playing with Peel Thunder. He played in rounds 3 – 7 in the reserves and has played rounds 8 -16 in the league team (missing rounds 12 and 14). He has averaged 10 disposals in the league matches and kicked four goals in his past three matches, including two last weekend against East Fremantle.
But it is not just Irish playing in WA's state league, Rory Smith is an American from Boston. After discovering the game and playing with the Boston Demons in the USAFL he has been playing this season with Scarborough in the WA Amateurs league. On the weekend he took a step up playing with Subiaco on their reserves team. Smith had just the one kick and one tackle against East Perth ast the Lions went down to the Royals by 26 points.
If you know of any other Internationals currently playing in the WAFL please let us know.