Eagles land in Broome
West Coast Eagles premiership heroes Elliot Yeo and Jack Darling celebrated their grand final win with their Broome fans at a meet and greet last week. They are pictured here with die-hard fan Stuart Voce.
They waited patiently and West Coast Eagles fans in Broome finally had the chance to celebrate the 2018 premiership win with their heroes last week.
Star midfielder Elliot Yeo and this year’s leading goal kicker Jack Darling visited Divers Tavern on Thursday to meet their biggest supporters in the region and answer questions about all things on and off the field.
Darling and Yeo, fresh from winning his second consecutive John Worsfold best and fairest medal, were put on the spot with some tricky questions from the town’s youngsters, who quizzed them on which team they would play for if they weren’t Eagles, and who their favourites at the club were.
But it was host Bart Pigram who really got stuck into the boys, critiquing their first-half performance in this year’s grand final against Collingwood and not letting Darling forget the easy mark he dropped in the dying minutes of the final quarter.
The pair auctioned two signed jumpers, which were bought by Broome’s Stuart Voce and Mick Lang, who quickly passed it off to his eight-year-old son Max.
WCE community manager Richard O’Connell said the club was passionate about engaging with all its fans, many of whom lived outside the metropolitan area.
Host Bart Pigram gave Broome kids the chance to ask their heroes a question.