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O’Donnell elected as a WAFC commissioner

Former Fremantle board member Brian O’Donnell has been elected as a commissioner of the WA Football Commission

12:27pm  Dec 15, 2017

AFL announce changes to MRP

The AFL has announced changes to the Match Review Panel

11:31am  Dec 15, 2017

President awestruck by Freo’s new fortress

Fremantle president Dale Alcock admitted to being blown away as one of the first to experience live sport at Optus Stadium

3:37pm  Dec 14, 2017

WAFL return just the start for Bennell

Daniel Const - Curtin University  July 15, 2017 6:33 PM

Harley Bennell finished the game with 12 disposals and a goal.

Harley Bennell's long awaited return to the AFL just got closer after playing for Peel Thunder on Saturday at Leederville Oval.

The Fremantle star had 12 disposals and a goal in the win against East Perth with the final score 12.7 (79) to 7.9 (51)

The third quarter came with a special moment as Bennell kicked his first goal and was swarmed by the entire team as they celebrated with him.

Bennell moved well after playing short bursts each quarter and put him self in a good position to continue his build back to AFL.

General Manager of Football Chris Bond was pleased Bennell got through the game unscathed.

"We managed his minutes pretty well but we also managed his distance and speed," Bond said.

"It was important for Harley and it was great to see.

"He's a classy player and has performed at the highest level consistently before, so we're confident he'll get back to playing good footy.

"The most important thing is he feels really well (about the game) and that's what he has done."

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