Kimberley WAFL players to return home for Claremont Tigers vs East Fremantle Sharks clash in Broome
With the WAFL 2023 season fixture now released, it has been revealed that round seven will take place in Broome, featuring a line-up of homegrown football talent.
On May 27, the Claremont Tigers will take on the East Fremantle Sharks with the venue in the sunny tourist town to be determined.
Home-grown footy star and ex-West Coast Eagle rookie squad prospect Anthony Treacy, who has just re-signed with the Claremont Tigers, will return to his hometown to battle against the East Fremantle Sharks in a match that is sure to be a thriller.
“If I do get the chance to play, if I’m injury free, it will be good to fly up with the squad and play in front of the family,” he said.
“I don’t think that the WAFL has played a game in Broome for quite a while now, so it’ll be good to play in front of the home.
“There’s a few Kimberley boys on the squad, so we’re good to have a few of the boys playing when we come up.
“The last time they played a WAFL game in Broome I was 10 I reckon, so it’s been over 10 years since since they’ve done something like this, so it’s good they’re doing it again.”
He will be joined by fellow Kimberley Claremont Tigers, Wyndham product Jason Carter, former Cable Beach Greenback Patrick Kitchener, Broome product Sean Williams and Kununurra Tiger Carl Wilson.
On the opposing side former Broome Towns Football Club players Jayden Davis, Tim George and Denzel Gould will fight it out with the Tigers for the East Fremantle Sharks.
The Kimberley football community boasts strong ties to Claremont Football Club with Garnduwa’s Kimberley Spirit Program partnering with the club to give opportunities to footy mad kids in the Kimberley to rise to elite levels of the sport.
WA Football Commission Football Operations executive manager Scott Baker said players, clubs and fans should be excited about another highly competitive WAFL season.
“After three years affected by the pandemic, the fixture’s priority is to grow and enhance the WAFL, and with every game streamed live on the AFL and Streamer app, as well as a game a week broadcast on Channel 7, the competition is more accessible than ever before,” he said.
Discussions are also underway between stakeholders for a match to be played in Karratha, according to the WAFC.
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