A General blog by Steve Tuohey, West Australian Football Commission.

Depreciation Professionals DEPPRO have been named Principal Partner of the WA State 16s and State 18s programs.

WAFC State Talent Manager Adam Jones said DEPPRO’s support was greatly appreciated and would assist in the development of WA’s most talented young players.

“The State 16s and State 18s programs provide elite development opportunities for the WAFL’s best young players and require a level of support to ensure we are maintaining the highest standards,” he said.

“This partnership with DEPPRO will allow us to maximise opportunities for our players and deliver a highly professional program that continues to achieve talent outcomes for Western Australia.”

The partnership will see DEPPRO’s logo featured on the front and back of the State 16s and State 18s playing guernsey and off-field upper body apparel.

DEPPRO will also be acknowledged in all media items produced by the WAFC that relate to West Australian talent in the AFL Draft.

Approximately 20% of AFL draftees over the last three years have come from the WAFL, which has one of the highest draft rates per-capita with a 10-year average of 14.27 AFL draftees per 1000 participants (2004-14) – above the industry average of 11.16.

DEPPRO Managing Director Paul Bennion said that since opening its doors in Subiaco in 2001 DEPPRO had been helping West Australian property investors for over 15 years.

“After years of support from the WA community, DEPPRO feels it is the right time to give something back by supporting the young local talent in the WAFL,” he said.

Originally Published: http://www.wafootball.com.au/news/9926/deppro-named-principal-partner-of-wa-state-16s-and-18s