Ea­gles land in Broome

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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.

Pic­ture: Jakeb Wad­dell

Pic­tures: Jakeb Wad­dell

Host Bart Pi­gram gave Broome kids the chance to ask their he­roes a ques­tion.

Jack Dar­ling

El­liot Yeo

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