Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Hamish Brayshaw and
Brendon Ah Chee have been delisted by West Coast, but the club has said it will redraft them if they are available.
Saturday, 2 February 2019
Brendon Ah Chee rues a missed
opportunity in 2018 to consolidate himself early in the Eagles' midfield due to an ankle injury.
By the time Ah Chee made it to AFL ranks in round seven, the Eagles' previously maligned engine room was rolling and he was shuffled between midfield and half-forward roles.
"The pre-season last year I thought I was hitting my stride at the right time and I was pretty confident I would be part of the best 22 in the early part of the season," Ah Chee said.
"Then the ankle injury came up and in that time the boys started playing really good footy, started winning a lot of games and everything was working.
"(For) the coaches, it wasn't broken, so they didn't need to fix it."
Monday, 29 October 2018
Brendon Ah Chee signs a new
deal with West Coast to remain at the club in 2019.
"He was pretty unfortunate after a terrific pre-season last year to get injured early on in the JLT series, which set him back about eight weeks and made it difficult for him to get any continuity in the front end of the season," Eagles football manager Craig Vozzo said about Ah Chee.
"But he played some really good and important footy for us throughout the year and was a big part of the squad that got us through to the Grand Final."
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Brendon Ah Chee is set to remain at West Coast beyond 2018, but the versatile onballer will try to cement a spot before putting pen to paper on a new deal.
He impressed on club debut in round eight, picking up 21 touches and taking seven marks in a road win over the Giants, and has shown glimpses, particularly of his aerial ability, in five other appearances without nailing down a position in the best 22.
"We're both comfortable to hold off until the end of the year where we'll either roll over with another year or, hopefully, it's a longer-term deal on a bit better money," Ah Chee's manager Anthony Van Der Wielen said.
"I'd like to see him back in the side and getting a bit more of a regular go before we were to commit and obviously get him a stronger contract for a longer period of time."
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Brendon Ah Chee's hopes of making a round one debut for West Coast have been dashed due to a worse than expected ankle issue.
Ah Chee was hurt in a tackle from former Port Adelaide teammate Jasper Pittard during the third quarter of Sunday's two-point JLT Community Series victory.
"We’ve put him on crutches for the next three-to-five days and we’ll progress from there," Eagles general manager of football Craig Vozzo said.
"The good news is that with that solid pre-season, if we can get him running in the next three-to-four weeks, we won’t be too far behind the eight-ball."
Friday, 23 February 2018
Brendon Ah Chee has backed himself to have a big 2018 after signing just a one-year deal with his new club, West Coast.
If Ah Chee performs strongly in 2018, he will be rewarded with a multi-year extension on more money, but a dud season could lead to him being turfed out of the system.
"I really want to have a genuine crack and set myself up," Ah Chee said.
"The confidence in myself to play AFL is there. I just need to bring it out and prove to myself that I can play AFL, and this is the year to do it."
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
West Coast recruit Brendon Ah Chee is excited by the challenge of helping to fill the midfield void left by retiring champions Sam Mitchell and Matt Priddis.
"I was dealing with (Eagles list manager) Brady Rawlings, where he saw me playing and where I could fit into the team. He was saying we need that mature body coming in to help out the midfield," he said.
"Then I met with (coach) Adam Simpson and he said the same thing, (and) spoke about the club and the culture, and the way he was talking about it just fit really well with what I want."
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
West Coast secures Port Adelaide midfielder Brendon Ah Chee on a one-year contract after the Power agreed on a trade for the 23-year-old.
The Eagles will hand over their third round selection in next year's draft while also receiving one of the Power's fourth-round picks in the 2018 draft.
"Brendon's only wish all along was to go to a club where he would have the opportunity to showcase his talent and become a regular player in the best 22 each week," Ah Chee's manager Anthony Van Der Wielen said.
"That way, if he backs himself to play well and becomes a regular player, he should be able to set down a nice, long-term deal for himself instead of playing year to year as he has for the past six seasons."
Monday, 9 October 2017
Brendon Ah Chee nominates West Coast as his club of choice for 2018.
Monday, 2 October 2017
Brendon Ah Chee informs the Power he will be looking for a new club during the NAB AFL Trade Period.
The Power have told the out-of-contract Ah Chee that he is a required player, but he is keen to move on for more opportunities of playing regular senior football.
Friday, 23 June 2017
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has rubbished reports WA midfielder Brendon Ah Chee is seeking an exit from the Power, potentially back to his home state.
"'Arch' knows we exactly where he's at and what he needs to do to be a part of the AFL side," Hinkley said.
"Look, he has got a great future. And hopefully for us that is still with our football club."
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Brendon Ah Chee expresses an interest in a move to Gold Coast if a spot on the club's list becomes available.
Ah Chee's manager Anthony Van Der Wielen said the midfielder was happy to stay with the Power, where he has triggered a contract extension for 2017 after playing 11 games in 2016.
However, a move to Gold Coast, where his brother Callum plays, would likely present further opportunities.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Four years into his AFL career and 11 games to his name, Brendon Ah Chee says he is still fighting hard for a spot in Port Adelaide's senior side.
"I still feel like I've got a lot to prove and have a lot of stuff to work on. Obviously last year was a pretty important year for me – it was pretty much do or die," Ah Chee said.
"I was lucky enough to put some good performances together but I don't think anything really changes. I'm not happy with where I'm at in terms of being comfortable I'll be selected every week.
"It's always going to be a challenge because our list is so talented. I just want to be here and help contribute to the team."
Monday, 17 August 2015
After collecting 25 possessions and kicking 3 goals in a breakout performance against the Giants, Brendon Ah Chee says he is determined to cement his spot in Port Adelaide's senior side.
"I'm happy, but having said that, I've played eight games and five have of them have been as the sub so I've sort of been that 22nd player picked," Ah Chee said.
"I won't be really satisfied until I'm playing consistent, full games of AFL footy.
"Obviously I'm going to be sticking around the club for another year so [I'll get] another pre-season under the belt and really just work hard on being the inside mid and hopefully next year I can crack into the 22."
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Port Adelaide has shown faith in emerging big-bodied midfielder Brendon Ah Chee, re-signing him for next season.
Ah Chee drew a line in the sand this year, stating early that the time had come to break into the senior side.
The 21-year-old has played eight games this year after making his AFL debut in round three.
"On a personal note, I'm pretty happy with how my year has gone, pre-season was a massive win," Ah Chee said.
"With that comes fitness - I was fitter than I'd ever been - but also something that comes with that is confidence, which is even more important.
"In previous years I've been starting behind the eight-ball in terms of fitness and structures, but this year I'd been in the thick of it since the beginning, which allowed me to put my best foot forward."
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Brendon Ah Chee says he knows his career is on the line in 2015 after injuries have largely rendered him unable to make the most of his talent.
"The first few years for me were a bit injury [ravaged] in the pre-season so this is the first stretch I've been doing non-stop training," Ah Chee said.
"I got handed a lifeline by Ken Hinkley at the end of last year so I've got nothing to lose, have to give it everything I've got and that's what I'm going to do.
"He said he liked what he saw in the second half of the 2014 season so that was good enough for me to get another contract but … that ugly word 'potential', it's not [about] that anymore it's [about] performance."
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Jay Schulz and Jackson Trengove had to be separated after tempers flared at training which was an eye-opener to young recruit Brendon Ah Chee.
"Afterwards everything was fine with them, it's not like they're hating on each other or anything - they're good mates," Ah Chee said.
"You come to an AFL club and there's 40-odd blokes that are really competitive and passionate about their sport, so it just shows how passionate, enthusiastic and committed and competitive they are to their game."