The official West Coast Eagles cheer squad is made up of vocal, passionate and committed members who continue to show their support and dedication for the team. You may notice them seated behind the goals at the base of the three-tier stand in their yellow t-shirts, or holding the banners for our team to run though.
Our banner makers are responsible for producing the creative banners the team runs through before each game. A dedicated group of our loyal cheer squad members devote hours of their time before each match to assemble the banner.
Season 2011 saw our cheer squad use material banners for the first time. The banners are made from a material called Waratah, which allows the banner to be re-used for every home game. The letters on the banner are cut from plastic. One of our devoted cheer squad members, Ryan, organises to print players’ faces to be stuck on the banner when they reach a milestone.
Our loyal cheer squad members use the banner for inspirational messages for our players and supporters. They work alongside the club to help promote any special messages for match day. Unfortunately, no personal messages can be added to the banners.
On occasion, the cheer squad assists local clubs with making banners. This is dependent upon the availability of the cheer squad. Given the lengthy time each banner takes to make, all requests must be made to the club in advance. Please contact the club on (08) 9381 1111 for further information.
Our banner makers are responsible for producing the creative banners the team runs through before each game. All cheer squad members are invited to come to banner making sessions and go into the running to be out on the ground holding up the banner as the team runs through it. Special giveaways will be made to new banner makers, and even if you can only attend one session, you are most welcome.
In Melbourne, all of our cheer squad members are invited to attend banner making sessions. In doing so, you will obtain a priority for the opportunity to assist in holding up the banner on match day as the players run through. Dates for banner making sessions in season 2013 are below.
2013 Banner Making Dates
Fishermen’s Bend Community Centre
Cnr Dunstan Parade & Centre Avenue
Garden City VIC 3207
The proposed dates for banner making sessions in season 2013 are as follows:
• Sunday, 24th March 2013 (Season opening Brunch)
• Sunday, 7th April 2013
• Sunday, 21st April 2013
• Sunday, 5th May 2013
• Sunday, 19th May 2013
• Sunday, 2nd June 2013
• Sunday, 16th June 2013
• Sunday, 30th June 2013
• Sunday, 21st July 2013
• Sunday, 4th August 2013
• Sunday, 18th August 2013
• Sunday, 1st September 2013
• Sunday, 8th September 2013
Please note each session time to be from 9am – 12pm