Arch rivals prepare

Captains Bayden Drew and Joel Cooper vie for the new Power Industrial Supplies Cup.
Captains Bayden Drew and Joel Cooper vie for the new Power Industrial Supplies Cup.

Carlisle’s new captain Bayden Drew (22) from St James leads the team with the anticipation of a strong season, but will wait until the derby to see if his youth gain the upper hand against Belmont captain Joel Cooper (22) of Rivervale.

‘It should be pretty good ” there’s a good rivalry between us ” there should be a fair few people who will come out to support us,’ Drew said.

Cooper is back to captain the Bombers for a fourth year after missing out last season due to injury.

The long-time Belmont player, on board since he was seven-years-old playing Auskick, said he was keen.

‘You want to win because there’s the rivalry, but the final is what’s important,’ Cooper said.

The WA Amateur Football league season kicks off on April 13.