Two occurrences this week gave the AFL cause to celebrate , and cause to mourn .
The celebrations are for the West Coast Eagles who joined the National Competition 25 years ago .
Commiserations are for the passing of Allan Jeans . A truly great footy legend , he coached St Kilda Football Club to their first and only premiership . He later went on to coach at Hawthorn Football Club and to assist at Richmond Football Club . Jeans gave his players confidence and teams their self belief .A tireless ambassador for the AFL , he was a much loved mentor whose advice was sought up to the time Â of his death .
Fans and Â players will Â mourn his passing Â . Both will be wearing their football jumpers Â , jerseys , guernseys , this weekend , the difference being the players of his respective clubs will be wearing black armbands as a mark of their respect .
WCE Football Club have plans for mega celebrations at home in Subiaco . Trialblazers from the West , they have enjoyed much success since joining the AFL and have provided fans with heightened entertainment, and are shaping as a chance to win this years Grand Final Â .