Meet the champions of Marist Football Club who have achieved on-field success both in the AFL and the WAFL
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.
Michael Evans – Evans was drafted to Melbourne from Claremont in the 2011 rookie draft. Evans had an impressive debut and continued to play 16 games for the club. He was delisted in 2014, and retired shortly after that.
Patrick McGinnity – McGinnity was recruited from Claremont in 2008 by West Coast. He mainly played a tagging role throughout his career. In total he played 93 games for West Coast until he was delisted at the end of 2016.
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.
Quenton Leach – Leach was drafted from Claremont to the Fremantle Dockers and played mainly as a defender. Leach played 56 games across the Dockers’ first four seasons (1995-1998) in the AFL.
Tristen Walker – Walker was playing for Claremont when he was picked up by Collingwood late in the 2001 National Draft. He stayed at the club of 5 years and played 28 games.
Matthew ‘Spider’ Burton – Burton was a ruckman for Subiaco before being drafted by West Coast in 1990. He spent 4 seasons there without playing a game, and was cut in 1994. Burton was then snapped up by Fremantle and went on to play 70 games over the next four years before being de-listed. In 1999 he was picked up by the Kangaroos where he stayed until 2003, playing 77 games for the team.
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