The Block contestants in the Arena for Falcons game

Former West Perth footballer Dan Foley and his wife Carleen are contestants on this season of The Block.
Former West Perth footballer Dan Foley and his wife Carleen are contestants on this season of The Block.

PERTH’S The Block contestants Dan and Carleen Foley will don the red and blue at this Saturday’s West Perth game at Arena Joondalup.

Dan (55) is a former Aussie Rules footballer who started his career at West Perth, the same club for which his father and 1959 Sandover medallist Brian Foley played.

Dan went on to play for Richmond in the Victorian Football League, debuting midway through the 1983 season and making six appearances, including a five-goal haul in the Tigers’ round 18 win over eventual grand finalists Essendon.

In 1984, he struggled with injuries and played only one league game but retuned for another five games in 1985.

After his time at Richmond ended, Dan played again with West Perth, winning the club’s best and fairest and leading goalkicker awards in 1986.

Dan and Carleen will be at the game from 1pm to meet and greet fans and to toss the coin.