From Ports to Subiaco to West Coast, a young Esperance man is set to make his AFL debut for the Eagles this weekend!
Adam Simpson, the WCE coach, revealed today that Braydon Ainsworth and Brendon Ah Chee will make their Eagles debuts against GWS at Spotless Stadium on Saturday. They replace a string of West Coasters that will miss including Nic Naitanui (if you don't know why he is missing you MUST be living under a rock), Jack Petruccelle (ankle) and Luke Shuey (hamstring).
Fraser McInnes also made the cut.
Ainsworth comes into the side with strong form on his side, having averaged 24 disposals, two tackles and two scoring shots a game for East Perth this year.
The 19-year-old was picked up by the Eagles following an outstanding season last year, where he earned All-Australian honours and excelled in games for Subiaco at both colts and reserves level.
West Coast take on an undermanned GWS team who have been crippled by injury with Josh Kelly, Brett Deledio and Tom Scully unavailable. They are likely to welcome back ruckman Rory Lobb and star forward Jeremy Cameron for the clash. Toby Greene is fifty fifty at this stafe.