The West Coast’s first ever international rookie, Brophy joined the club in October 2014 on a two-year contract.
A fine Gaelic footballer with his club Celbridge and County Kildare, Brophy came to prominence from Australian Rules perspective for the first time in a game for a combined European team against the 2013 AFL Academy in London.
Brophy reinforced his potential with a strong all-round showing at the 2014 NAB AFL Draft Combine. With his size and athleticism, showcasing the potential to play a number of roles.
A strong competitiveness with a great work ethic, Brophy settled in to a defensive role for West Coast’s WAFL affiliate East Perth in 2015. Showing an immediate aptitude for the Australian game, Brophy played 23 games including the Royals’ finals campaign and backed that up with another 20 games in 2016.
A third year with the Eagles beckons for Brophy in 2017 for him to make his mark.