Meet the champions of Marist Football Club who have achieved on-field success both in the AFL and the WAFL


Jake Waterman

Waterman kicked five goals on his WAFL debut for Claremont in 2016 as an 18-year-old. That season he played four WAFL senior matches averaging 12 disposals, four marks and kicked seven goals. He returned to WAFL colts level for the finals series and helped Claremont to a premiership, gathering 20 disposals and kicking four goals in the Grand Final.

After being drafted to the West Coast Eagles he struggled with injury in 2017 but since debuting in round one of 2018 he hasn’t looked back. The highlight of his career to date is the Round 6 NAB Rising Star nomination which was more for a very solid month rather than a once off performance. He works so hard for the team playing his role but always getting amongst the goals.


Jesse Hogan

Hogan, a key forward, played in the colts at Claremont and received an All-Australian selection as a junior in the 2012 AFL Under 18 Championships. Following this Hogan was drafted by Melbourne in the 2012 mini-draft. After a back injury ruined his 2014 season, he made his AFL debut in the 2015 season and won the Ron Evans Medal as the AFL Rising Star. In his two playing years for Melbourne, he has been the leading goalkicker in both seasons.


Kane Mitchell

In 2012 Mitchell won the Sandover Medal for the best and fairest player in the WAFL. Mitchell was then selected by Port Adelaide in the 2013 Rookie Draft. In 2015, he was promoted to Port’s senior list, but was delisted at the conclusion of the 2016 season. He played 35 games for Port.


Travis Colyer

A former Claremont league player, Colyer was selected by Essendon in the 2009 AFL draft. He played his first game in round 3 of the 2010 season. Colyer was one of the 33 players caught up in the Essendon performance enhancing drugs scandal. He was suspended and subsequently missed the 2016 season.


Matt Connell

Played for Subiaco before being drafted by West Coast Eagles. He played 3 games for West Coast before moving to Adelaide in 1995 where he had a brilliant season, winning the Crows Best and Fairest, and a position in the WA State of Origin side. ??He played in both of Adelaide’s Premierships in 1997 and 1998, playing a total of 96 games for the team. Connell now heads up the Sports Department at his former school Newman College.


Garry Moss

Moss was drafted by Hawthorn in 2006 from East Perth. After making his debut in 2007 he was wrecked by injuries and didn???t play in the league until the start of 2009. During that season he was awarded an AFL Rising Star nomination. He played a total of 14 AFL games.


Jay Burton

Burton was a ruckman for Subiaco, and was drafted by Richmond in 1991. He played for Richmond reserves until he returned to Subiaco in 1994. He was then recruited to be an inaugural member of Fremantle along with his brother Matthew. He played two games for Fremantle, but was plagued by injuries.


Tony Begovich

Played for Claremont as a defender and was drafted by West Coast Eagles in 1989. He played 9 games for WCE but was hampered by injuries. In 1992 was traded to Sydney where he played 5 games.


Dan Foley

Played for West Perth, and moved to Richmond in 1983. He played 13 games for the club before returning to West Perth, where he won both the club???s best and fairest and leading goal-kicker awards in the 1986 WAFL season.

Marist Players who??have gone on to play WAFL

  • Alec Waterman

  • Peter Burton

  • Julian Urquart

  • Peter Hales

  • Shane O???Neill

  • Carlo Fragomeni

  • Rob Malone

  • Michael Monteleone

  • Jared Hardisty

  • Bailey Rogers

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  • Travis Burton

  • Phillip Botsis

  • Brendan Green

  • Phil Lamb

  • Rick Toovey

  • Michael Mort

  • Rob Fitzgerald

  • Dan Foley

  • Joe Georgiades

  • Jeremy Goddard

  • Miles Quinn

  • Stuart Smith

  • Kane Loxley

  • David Choules

  • Rory Walton

  • David Wimbridge

  • Martin Scoon

  • Brandon Franz

  • Kiefer Yu