Congratulations to the following players selected in the 2014/15 West Coast Pirates Academy.

The standard of players that trialled was outstanding which made it extremely difficult for the coaches to select the top 25. All players that trialled should be commended for their efforts.

Each player that trialled should have already received a letter, if you did not get the letter in the mail then please contact the WARL on 9228 9275 so we can update your details.

West Coast Pirates Academy 2014/15

Joshua Bransby
Michael Brown
Aiden Carstairs
Sam Clarke
Jordan Fletcher
Ethan Gourgaud
Alex Hamer
Hayden Hewat-Lawrence
Wirihana Huriwai
Kahan Joyce-Vaughan
Trent Manihera-Paul
Terrence Marama-Nepe
Moses Mariri
Nika Morehu
Tyler Nicholson
Zantanamaud Pomare-Tutagalevao
Conner Sattler
Christian Smith
Bowmen Stein
Timothy Stinson
Leevai Sutton
Torran Thomas
Jackson Topine
Ashlea Tunbridge
Shaun White

If you require any further information regarding the Academy program, please contact Ed Easter on 0428 470 300.

Kymberlie Shepherd
Memorial Service

Time: 5pm
Date: Friday 24th October
Location: South Perth RLC, Manning Rd, Karawara
Dress: Wear something BRIGHT to reflect Kym’s beautiful bubbly personality.

Funeral details to be released soon.



21st October 2014

WARL and X-Blades Partnership

The WA Rugby League is pleased to announce X-Blades as their official football boots supplier for season 2015. WARL Representative Teams including the SG Ball and Academy West Coast Pirates and WA State Juniors will be fitted out in X-Blades football boots, some of the best on-field footwear currently on the market.

WARL members, supporters, players and associations will also be offered discounts that can be purchased through the WARL online shop for the 2015 Rugby League season.

X-Blades are an extremely reputable Australian brand now with International distribution, and have been recognised for numerous accolades including Australian Design Award Winners and Australian Business Award Winners for Innovation.

WARL CEO John Sackson is excited about the partnership with X-Blades.

“We are delighted to welcome the highly respected Blades brand to the WARL family of sponsors & partners. Rugby League is growing significantly in WA and we are honoured that Blades have chosen to align with our code to further develop their growing brand on this side of the country”.

“Blades is one of the leading footwear suppliers to some of the biggest clubs in the NRL and exclusively to some of the best players in the game, so we are now very excited that Blades has committed to support  Rugby League development at a grass roots level in WA”.

The X-Blades Genius range is available in women’s and men’s and is currently on sale to WARL members and supporters at only $80 including free shipping and a free boot bag, see attached flyer for further details. Be quick, this deal is available for 2 WEEKS ONLY!!! Call or email the WARL at 08 9228 9275 or to secure this offer.

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WARL and X-Blades Media Release

The Kym Shepherd Tribute Fundraiser has been set up via the link below, lets support Wayde and his new baby boy Kyden. Any donations, great or small will go along way for the family.

Thanks for your support.


On behalf of everyone at the WA Rugby League, our deepest condolences go out to our WARL family member Wayde Kelly.

The absolutely devastating loss of his beautiful fiancé Kymberlie Shepherd whilst giving birth to the first child has shocked us all.

Kym was a truly incredible person that everybody loved and adored, the world is less a place without her in it.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wayde, and the Kelly and Shepherd families during this tragic time.

We know that Kym will be watching over their beautiful Baby Boy Kyden Thomas Bede Kelly.

Rest in Peace Kymmy.