Former Fremantle midfielder Luke Webster moved into coaching after an injury-plagued playing career.

Playing careerEdit

Part of the third generation of Websters to play for East Perth, Luke overcame a knee reconstruction in his under-18 career to play in a WAFL premiership with the Royals (and a number of Eagles-listed players) in 2001. Picked up by Fremantle in the 2002 rookie draft, he again injured his left knee in a Dockers practice match and required a second reconstruction.

After making his AFL debut in 2003 and playing in Fremantle's first-ever final, he suffered an ACL injury, this time in his right knee, while playing in East Perth's finals series and went in for his third recon. Webster returned to action late in 2004 and this time made it all the way through to 2008 before requiring another reconstruction, his fourth and the third on his left knee. Webster's AFL career finished on just 33 games but he played on for another two years with the Royals, captaining the state representative side in 2010 before retiring at the end of that season.

Coaching careerEdit

After his playing career finished Webster crossed to Carlton as a development coach, taking on the role of senior coach of the Blues' VFL side from 2013. He joined West Coast as a development coach ahead of the 2016 season, before taking over from Jaymie Graham at the helm of his old club East Perth at the end of 2016.


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