Player of the Year 2018
As proud long term supporters of the West Australian Country Football League we are excited to announce the winner of the 2018 West Coast Poly Player of the Year is Rory O’Brien from the Pinjarra Football & Netball Club.
West Coast Poly’s Player of the Week Award allowed the WACFL to recoginsie a player each week for his excellent on the field performance. Once selected, they qualified to go into the running to be voted Player of the Year.
Rory O’Brien, the 2013 Sandover Medallist returned to his home club for a chance to play alongside his three brothers following a decorated 244 game WAFL career.
The ball magnet quickly demonstrated he had lost non of the talent that saw him excel at WAFL level, helping the Tigers to the minor premiership in the Peel Football & Netball League.
The diminutive midfielder shone at State Country Level in three matches including a best on ground performance for the New Holland State Country side in their narrow five point defeat to South Australia at the Adelaide Oval in July seeing him named as the Terry House Medallist.
Returning to the Tigers following State duties O’Brien helped his side overcome a Second Semi Final defeat to secure a Grand Final berth against Centrals. He followed that up with three majors and another best on ground performance to help the Tigers make it back to back flags. In the process O’Brien was presented with the Mal Smith Medal as best afield.
Rory received his award along with two tickets to the AFL Grand Final plus airfares & accommodation at the Award Dinner Event held during the WAFL Grand Finals.
A big congratulations to Rory, a very deserving winner.