Victorian basketballer Patrick Bines joined the club ahead of the 2019 season as a Category B rookie alongside Brodie Riach.
West Coast career[edit | edit source]
After playing junior football with East Brighton, Bines opted to pursue basketball, representing Australia at the world Under-17s championship in 2016 as well as playing for Vic Metro alongside Jack Petruccelle. Bines spent 2018 playing SEABL for the Melbourne Tigers, but was courted by a number of AFL clubs to switch codes and eventually signed with West Coast in August 2018.
Developed as a ruck/forward, Bines played just one WAFL game before needing surgery on a hernia. He returned later in the year but was used sparingly, only adding three more games as the standalone reserves side pressed for a finals berth.
Stats[edit | edit source]
News[edit | edit source]
28/11/16: Young basketballers sign on as rookies
References[edit | edit source]
- Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports (17 August 2018), "Australian national team star Patrick Bines gives up basketball to chase AFL dream, signs with West Coast Eagles": https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/teams/west-coast-eagles/australian-national-team-star-patrick-bines-gives-up-basketball-to-chase-afl-dream-signs-with-west-coast-eagles/news-story/de56e6feb334e469616f8f12a7166815
|Current playing squad|
1. Ryan, 2. Waterman, 3. Gaff, 4. Sheed, 5. Sheppard, 6. Yeo, 8. Redden, 9. Naitanui, 10. Brander, 11.Kelly