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2002
2002
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Position
8th
H&A record
11-11 (8th)
Finals
Lost Elimination Final
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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Despite the club's worst year in 2001, there was a cautiously optimistic mood leading into the 2002 season thanks to the return of favourite son John Worsfold to take the coaching reins and a promising group of youngsters headed by Rising Star runner-up Daniel Kerr and top-three draft pick Chris Judd.

In the first half of the season West Coast hovered among the lower half of the top eight, proving almost unbeatable at home but struggling away from Subiaco. They looked set to a return to the finals for the first time in three years but the young side tired late in the season and dropped out of the eight after a heavy loss to reigning premiers Brisbane at the Gabba. Entering the final round they faced a tough test, needing to beat the strong Kangaroos side in Canberra. They passed, scoring a surprise 17 point win to book an elimination final against Essendon. Beaten but not disgraced in that game, the outlook for the future looked rosy.

Taking on the captaincy role solo for the first time after Dean Kemp's retirement, Ben Cousins won his second straight Club Champion award and All-Australian selection for a fourth straight year. Judd was a revelation in his rookie season, finishing in the top three in the Club Champion count and narrowly being pipped for the AFL's Rising Star award by St Kilda's Nick Riewoldt. He, Cousins and Kerr formed the nucleus of a dynamic young midfield, which they would do for several years to come.

Honour boardEdit

Coach: John Worsfold

Captain: Ben Cousins

Vice-captains: Nil

Club Champion: Ben Cousins

Rookie of the Year: Chris Judd

Best Clubman: Drew Banfield

Leading Goalscorer: Phil Matera (46)

All-Australians: Ben Cousins

Rising Star nominees: Chris Judd (round 2)

Milestones:

250 games: Peter Matera (round 20)

100 games: Phil Matera (round 3)

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Senior list
6 Drew Banfield 26 Travis Gaspar 3 Chris Judd 36 Phil Read
10 Michael Braun 23 Darren Glass 4 Daniel Kerr 28 Ashley Sampi
46 Trent Carroll 35 Kasey Green 30 Peter Matera 14 Mark Seaby
15 Callum Chambers 29 Ashley Hansen 33 Phil Matera 25 David Sierakowski
22 Michael Collica 12 Greg Harding 19 Andrew McDougall 8 Richard Taylor
9 Ben Cousins 38 David Haynes 11 Ashley McIntosh 37 Andrew Williams
20 Dean Cox 41 Jeremy Humm 21 Mark Merenda 40 Troy Wilson
32 Andrew Embley 39 Adam Hunter 5 Chad Morrison 44 David Wirrpanda
7 Chad Fletcher 27 Glen Jakovich 31 Kane Munro 13 Josh Wooden
1 Michael Gardiner 18 Rowan Jones 16 Michael Prior
Rookie list
43 Zach Beeck 42 Andrew McCarrey 48 Brent Tuckey
45 Quinten Lynch 34 Clancy Rudeforth
# Player Games Goals
1 Gardiner 16 13
3 Judd 22 21
4 Kerr 23 20
6 Banfield 22 1
7 Fletcher 18 10
8 Taylor 7 1
9 Cousins 23 16
10 Braun 20 4
11 McIntosh 19 0
13 Wooden 19 3
15 Chambers 21 22
16 Prior 2 0
18 Jones 13 6
19 McDougall 2 0
20 Cox 19 7
21 Merenda 7 5
22 Collica 23 1
23 Glass 12 0
25 Sierakowski 6 3
26 Gaspar 10 5
27 Jakovich 22 3
28 Sampi 4 2
30 Pe.Matera 17 11
31 Munro 3 5
32 Embley 18 14
33 Ph.Matera 21 46
35 Green 13 0
37 Williams 18 19
38 Haynes 11 8
39 Hunter 17 6
40 Wilson 14 38
41 Humm 5 1
44 Wirrpanda 21 26
45 Lynch 11 17
46 Carroll 4 3
48 Tuckey 3 1

ResultsEdit

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
Pre-season
Carlton Princes Park W 116-81
Richmond Subiaco L 53-78
Geelong Subiaco W 98-84
Essendon Princes Park W 105-69
North Melbourne Subiaco W 113-69
Home & away
1 Fremantle Subiaco W 137-118 7th
2 Collingwood MCG L 119-120 8th
3 Western Bulldogs Subiaco W 113-81 4th
4 Melbourne Princes Park L 103-137 9th
5 Brisbane Subiaco W 121-75 6th
6 Port Adelaide Football Park L 79-133 9th
7 North Melbourne Subiaco W 139-90 7th
8 Richmond MCG L 73-94 8th
9 Hawthorn Subiaco W 126-88 7th
10 St Kilda Docklands L 77-127 7th
11 Sydney Subiaco W 102-89 6th
12 Carlton Princes Park W 89-88 6th
13 Adelaide Subiaco W 135-117 6th
14 Geelong Kardinia Park L 33-65 6th
15 Essendon Subiaco W 90-63 7th
16 Fremantle Subiaco L 70-100 7th
17 Collingwood Subiaco W 114-56 6th
18 Western Bulldogs Princes Park L 91-142 5th
19 Melbourne Subiaco L 100-106 7th
20 Brisbane Gabba L 89-136 9th
21 Port Adelaide Subiaco L 65-103 9th
22 North Melbourne Manuka W 143-126 8th
EF Essendon Docklands L 78-111

Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st Cousins 341 23
2nd Kerr 295 23
3rd Judd 242 22
4th Jakovich 238 22
5th Gardiner 222 16
6th Wirrpanda 222 21
7th McIntosh 199 19
8th Fletcher 194 18
9th Pe.Matera 187 17
10th Wooden 180 19


Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Matera 46 . Cousins 556 . Cousins 24.17 . Gardiner 119
2nd Wilson 38 Kerr 411 Fletcher 18.72 Cox 82
3rd Wirrpanda 26 Jakovich 350 Kerr 17.87 Jakovich 81
4th Chambers 22 Fletcher 337 Pe.Matera 16.94 Collica 74
5th Judd 21 Judd 331 Jakovich 15.91 Fletcher 72


# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Cousins 327 . Cousins 229 . Cousins 143 . Kerr 75
2nd Wirrpanda 254 Kerr 203 Kerr 97 Collica 72
3rd Jakovich 251 Fletcher 125 Fletcher 59 Judd 63
4th Judd 222 Banfield 123 Judd 59 Wooden 61
5th Fletcher/Pe.Matera 212 Wooden 115 Banfield 49 Cousins/Pe.Matera 57
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