Former Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | WA Party Convenor
Congratulations West Coast Eagles on your premiership win for 2018.
It’s another fantastic result for Eagles’ Supporters, WA footy, and Subiaco Oval which hosted West Coast Eagles through all of its success since 1987.
West Coast Eagles played its first official home-and-away VFL match at Subiaco Oval against Richmond on 29 March 1987. The Eagles won by 14 points – 20-13-103 to 16-23-119 in front of a crowd of 23,897.
In 1990, VFL changed to AFL to make way for the Eagles and other teams to join the national competition.
The Eagles won their first AFL Premiership in 1992 after losing the 1991 premiership to Hawthorn played at Waverley Park with a crowd of 75,230.
Eagles second premiership was in 1994 against Geelong 20-23-143 to 8-15-63 at the MCG with a crowd of 93,860.
The first AFL derby Eagles played against Fremantle and won 23-13-151 to 9-12-66 in 1995 to a crowd of 40,356 at Subiaco Oval.
After this success, Subiaco Oval was redeveloped in 1995 with the opening of the new two-tier ANZ Stand. In 1997, light towers with installed at the ground, and in 1999, the stadium was converted to an all-seat venue with a capacity of 43,500 seats at a cost of $35 million.
Eagles one their third premiership in 2006 against Sydney 12-13-85 to 12-12-84 at the MCG with a crowd of 97,431.
With the pending doom of Subiaco Oval and the home ground advantage moved to Perth Stadium, the Eagles have won their fourth Premiership in 2018 against the VFL’s oldest team, Collingwood (1892). The score 11-13-79 to 11-8-74
Congratulations West Coast Eagles. Subiaco will miss you and what you have done for WA footy as you complete your transition to Lathlain in 2019.