Former North Melbourne and Brisbane defender Daniel Pratt was appointed as a development coach of West Coast ahead of the 2014 season.

Playing careerEdit

A Queenslander, Daniel Pratt was first recruited by North Melbourne in the 2000 national draft. He spent two seasons at North without managing a senior game and was delisted following the 2002 season. After being picked up by Brisbane in the 2003 rookie draft, he spent the next two years at the Lions and played 3 games in 2004, before being delisted by his second club.

North Melbourne then decided to give him another chance, taking Pratt with its last selection in the 2004 national draft. He played 116 games for the Roos as a medium-sized defender between 2005 and 2011, with his best season coming in 2007 when he finished third in the club's best and fairest.

After age and injury caught up with Pratt in 2011 and limited him to eight games for the year, he was delisted by North Melbourne. Pratt played for Box Hill (Hawthorn's afiliate) in the VFL in 2012 and 2013, and was appointed captain in his second season at the club but unfortunately missed their grand final win that year due to injuury.

Coaching careerEdit

Pratt joined the coaching panel of former teammate Adam Simpson when the former Kangaroos captain was appointed senior coach of West Coast, taking a development role with responsibility for the backline.


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