Nic Naitanui Australian Rules Footballer
Nicholas "Nic" Naitanui ( /ˌnætəˈnuːi/; born 4 May 1990) is an Australian rules footballer, currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Born in Sydney to Fijian parents, his family moved to Perth, Western Australia, after his father's death. Growing up in Midvale, Naitanui attended Governor Stirling Senior High School, and played football for the Midvale Junior Football Club. After representing Western Australia in the 2007 and 2008 National Under-18 Championships, he debuted in 2008 for the Swan Districts Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). Naitanui was drafted by West Coast with the second pick in the 2008 National Draft. Naitanui made his AFL debut for West Coast in round 12 of the 2009 season, against Richmond. He played ten games in his debut season, and received one Brownlow Medal vote for a three-goal game against Hawthorn. In his second season, Naitanui played every game, primarily as a back-up ruckman to Dean Cox, taking over the position of Mark Seaby, who was traded the previous season. Having started the season as the favourite for the AFL Rising Star, Naitanui finished 5th overall.
|Date of birth|
|May 4th, 1990|
1. Governor Stirling Senior High School State school
Governor Stirling Senior High School is a secondary education facility from years 8 to 12 located in Woodbridge, Western Australia, providing both vocational and tertiary entrance education.
|Official web page||www.govo.wa.edu.au|
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People attended Governor Stirling Senior High School connected by profession and/or age
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West Coast Eagles Australian rules football
The West Coast Eagles are an Australian rules football club based in Subiaco, Western Australia, currently playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). Representing the Australian state of Western Australia, in particular the Perth metropolitan region, the club trains and plays its home games at Subiaco Oval, having previously also played matches at the WACA Ground. The club is one of two Australian Football League clubs based in Western Australia, with the other being the Fremantle Football Club. The club was founded in 1986 as an expansion team, and entered the competition the following season, along with the Brisbane Bears, making the finals series for the first time in 1988. West Coast won its first premiership in 1992, after being defeated in the grand final the previous year, winning two more in 1994 and 2006. In 2011, the Eagles finished fourth to make the finals for the first time since 2007, having won the wooden spoon after finishing last in 2010. The club is currently one of the wealthiest and most-supported teams in the AFL.
|AFL Grand Final||2006||Sydney Swans||12.13-12.12|
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Australian Football League