Daly brings Great Northern, WAFL experience to Carnarvon junior footy

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Fraser Daly with umpires Anna-Marie Tilbee (left) and Mark Stratton as Daly won one of two consecutive bests earlier this season.
Camera IconFraser Daly with umpires Anna-Marie Tilbee (left) and Mark Stratton as Daly won one of two consecutive bests earlier this season. Credit: Gascoyne Football Association

A familiar name for Mid West footy fans is back in Carnarvon.

Sometime Rovers and Brigades player Fraser Daly, who has also turned out for East Fremantle in the WAFL, has shifted back up north and says his aim is to give back to the community that helped him find his way in the game.

Daly won a Geraldton Guardian medal for best on ground in the 2019 grand final as Rovers notched their first Great Northern premiership in two decades.

After about five years in Perth, he has now moved home and is working as a carpenter.

He has also taken charge of the Carnarvon Ramblers junior team and is hoping to pass on his knowledge.

The side have gone unbeaten so far this Gascoyne Football Association season and Daly said there was promising talent in the ranks.

“It’s my opportunity to give back and coach,” he said.

“It’s just been something I’ve always wanted to go and do, to give back to the community.

“When I was a little tacker, they put up with me and looked after me.”

He said he was in Carnarvon for good and “loving the lifestyle”, being able to fish and surf and keep away from traffic.

Daly turned out once for the Sharks’ senior side and multiple times for the reserves, having four disposals in his senior game.

Association secretary Tessa Daly, Fraser’s younger sister, said her big brother was doing well and had taken two consecutive bests.

“He’s putting it back into the community and the footy clubs that helped him get to where he wanted to get to,” she said.

The Ramblers senior side are also unbeaten so far.

The side had a bye in the latest round as Exmouth Eagles beat Carnarvon Boomers 21.13 (139) to 2.2 (14).

The association will play its next women’s fixtures on July 17 and plans to have a full women’s competition next season.

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