AFL grand final: Mark LeCras’ clan to swarm into Melbourne

Mark LeCras celebrates scoring a goal during the prelimary final against Melbourne last Saturday. Picture: Will Russell
Mark LeCras celebrates scoring a goal during the prelimary final against Melbourne last Saturday. Picture: Will Russell

THE family name synonymous with WA football and crayfishing in Cervantes will be well represented at this Saturday’s AFL grand final.

Silky-skilled West Coast Eagles small forward Mark LeCras’ parents Peter and Leonie head to Melbourne tonight and older brother Brent will travel tomorrow.

Crayfisherman Brent, drafted by North Melbourne and a premiership player with West Perth, is going to the grand final with wife Lauren and their children Koby (10) and Max (5). The LeCras brothers’ sister Carly Radford will also be at the GF with husband Adam.

“It should be pretty good; hopefully they can get up,” Brent said.

Brent said a few cousins, including former Falcon Tyson Lord, and people from Cervantes were also heading to Melbourne to watch Mark play.

“We’ve chatted like normal this week,” Brent said of his brother. “He’s trying to keep the week as normal as possible.

“Mum’s a bit nervous but Dad is cool and collected; they’re both excited and hoping for a different result to 2015.”

Mark LeCras’ brother Brent, a premiership player with Joondalup WAFL club West Perth.

Brent, who grew up “kicking the footy flat out” with his brother, said a better run with injuries this season accounted for Mark’s good form.

“Last year he was carrying a hip injury which was quite debilitating for him,” he said.

Brent played 141 games for the Falcons and played in another premiership with Cervantes this season.

Cervantes has won 17 premierships in the past 21 years.

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