West Coast Eagles players make Brad’s day at Brightwater Oats Street

West Coast Eagles players make Brad’s day at Brightwater Oats Street

IT’S the type of smile any Eagles fan would boast when told a signed 2018 West Coast premiership guernsey was headed their way.

Getting that news from a premiership hero certainly doesn’t hurt, either.

Last week former West Coast star Adam Selwood and a group of current players paid a visit to Brightwater Oats Street Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, where they met Brad, one of the centre’s clients.

Brad already has a framed guernsey on his wall and is looking forward to the 2018 jumper signed by all players being placed alongside.

Joining Selwood was premiership ruckman Nathan Vardy, rookie-listed recruits Josh Smith and Patrick Bines and Rosie Deegan, who is part of the Eagles inaugural women’s squad set to join the AFLW next year.

The players toured the East Victoria Park centre, learning that Brightwater Oats Street supports people to live their lives regardless of the impact of brain injury.

They also stayed for morning tea and led a training session involving kicks and handballs with staff and clients.