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|Date of birth||7 March 1969|
|Original team(s)||West Perth|
|Height / weight||178cm / 77 kg|
|1991–1993||West Coast||13 (4)|
|1995–1997||Port Adelaide (SANFL)||32 (38)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1997.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Originally from Western Australian Football League (WAFL) club West Perth, West was drafted by West Coast at the 1990 AFL Draft and made his AFL debut in the 1991 AFL season. West was unable to break into West Coast's strong side, managed just three games in eash of his first two seasons, instead playing most of his football with West Perth, winning the Sandover Medal for best and fairest player in the WAFL as well as West Perth's Fairest and Best award.
In 1995 he joined South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Port Adelaide, playing 25 games, playing in Port's premiership team, and winning the club's best and fairest award. West was the victim of an assault in late 1995 that left him fighting for his life. West recovered and after rehabilitation played for Port Adelaide again in 1997, playing seven league games and 14 reserves games. Not surprisingly, West never regained his form of 1995, but it was a major feat that he was able to recover and return to league football.