Dual premiership player Trinity Handley has recovered from a broken leg and will strengthen Claremont's team for the game against Swan Districts at Claremont Oval tomorrow.
Handley, a member of winning grand final teams in the past two seasons, is a key to the Tigers' chances of winning three consecutive grand finals for the first time since the hat-trick of WAFL flags starting in 1938 under legendary coach John Leonard.
The 29-year-old veteran of 171 games has played two reserves games for the Tigers since suffering the injury against West Perth in round six at Claremont Oval. Handley would be keen to build his match fitness in three matches before the finals.
Claremont have already qualified for the second semifinal on September 8.
The club's football manager, Dean Horsington, said Handley's ability to play at either end of the ground made him an important player.
"Trinity's so versatile, you can play him anywhere on the ground where we need to fill a void or add value," Horsington said.
"He has been meticulous in his rehab, hasn't missed a beat and has given himself every opportunity to come back on time and where the medical team planned, so it's worked out well for him."
·South Fremantle premiership great Des Kelly died on Tuesday aged 83. Kelly played in premiership teams of 1950, '52, '53 and '54 and was inducted into the inaugural South Fremantle Hall of Fame in 2011.
He won the Simpson Medal in the 1952 season decider, known colloquially as 'the Des Kelly grand final'. He lined up in 102 games for the Bulldogs from 1948-54 and four State games.
·WAFL operations manager Cameron Knapton is satisfied Swan Districts will take appropriate action against a club supporter who pushed an umpires coaching staff member after last Saturday's game against Peel in Mandurah.
"It's believed he's a member and I was comfortable for them (Swans) to be able to deal with the matter internally," Knapton said.
"They have identified the individual and they will be speaking to him.
"We will be monitoring what- ever action they take."
·WA have won through to the State Schoolboys grand final against South Australia in Darwin today.WA beat Victoria metro, ACT and Victoria country in qualifying games to reach the decider.