1989 West Coast Eagles season

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West Coast Eagles
1989 season
President Neil Hamilton
Coach John Todd
Captain(s) Murray Rance
Home ground Subiaco Oval
WACA Ground
Panasonic Cup Semi-finals
VFL season 11th
Finals series N/A
Best & Fairest Guy McKenna
Leading goalkicker Peter Sumich (90 goals)
Highest home attendance 25,664, against Essendon, rd. 1
Lowest home attendance 13,118, against Sydney, rd. 16
Average home attendance 18,691

The 1989 season was the West Coast Eagles' 3rd season in the Victorian Football League (VFL). The Eagles finished 11th out of 14 teams, the poorest performance of the club's three seasons to date.


Player changes[edit]

In From Out To
Stevan Jackson South Fremantle Ross Glendinning retired
Don Pyke Claremont Michael O'Connell de-listed
Peter Sumich South Fremantle Peter Higgins de-listed
Craig Turley West Perth Wally Matera Fitzroy
Scott Watters South Fremantle Murray Wrensted Collingwood
Todd Breman Subiaco John Gastev Brisbane Bears
Peter Higgins West Coast Eagles[n 1] Alex Ishchenko Brisbane Bears
David Hynes Port Adelaide Kevin Caton Fitzroy
Jeremy Crough South Bendigo Mark Zanotti Brisbane Bears
Scott Williamson Wangaratta
Darren Bartsch West Adelaide[n 2]
Matt Richardson Warracknabeal
Damian Berto St Mary's[n 3]
Andrew Geddes Katunga
Peter Melesso Claremont
  1. ^ Higgins was de-listed at the end of the 1988 season, but was re-drafted by the Eagles with pick #10 in the 1988 VFL Draft.
  2. ^ Bartsch was drafted by West Coast, but decided to remain in Adelaide, never joining the club.
  3. ^ Berto was drafted by West Coast, but decided to remain in the Northern Territory, never joining the club.



West Coast traded Alex Ishchenko and Mark Zanotti to the Brisbane Bears for selections 2 and 44 in the 1988 VFL Draft.[1]

Draft selections[edit]