TSALIKIS NAMED AAMI WAFL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 2:34 PM

VETERAN West Perth forward Anthony Tsalikis continued his terrific form in Saturday's 36-point win over Perth at Arena Joondalup and as a result has been named the AAMI WAFL Player of the Week for his efforts.

Tsalikis put in a terrific performance to help the Falcons to the 17.13 (115) to 12.7 (79) victory over Perth and has been named the AAMI WAFL Player of the Week to earn $250 for the Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club and $250 for himself, and he goes in contention for the overall $5000 AAMI WAFL Player of the Year Award.
The 30-year-old is enjoying a tremendous season with the second-placed Falcons so far having kicked 16 goals in the eight games to be equal on the club's tally with Josh Mellington.
He certainly is no stranger to that as a five-time West Perth leading goalkicker having kicked 49 goals in 2005, 58 in 2006, 42 in 2010, 39 in 2011 and 22 in 2012.
Tsalikis has now kicked 290 goals in his 158 games with West Perth, and his form this season has been as good as ever including his 16 possessions, 10 marks, four inside-50 entries and three goals in last Saturday's win over the Demons at Arena Joondalup.
West Perth coach Bill Monaghan is delighted with the way Tsalikis is travelling this season as well where he is still kicking goals, but also enjoying the freedom of getting further up the ground to use his pace and strong marking ability to full effect.
"He had a really good pre-season and was really keen to finish his career off on a high note whether that be this year or next year," Monaghan said.
"He looks after himself, he's working really hard and is getting good reward for that. He is enjoying the freedom of being up the ground as well where he can use his pace.
"I have been involved in WAFL footy for a long period of time and I don’t think I've seen anyone with better hands than him in terms of when he marks the ball. He isn’t a pack mark, but on the lead at pace his ability to catch the ball is as good as anyone's in the competition."
By Chris PikeVETERAN West Perth forward Anthony Tsalikis continued his terrific form in Saturday's 36-point win over Perth at Arena Joondalup and as a result has been named the AAMI WAFL Player of the Week for his efforts.

Tsalikis put in a terrific performance to help the Falcons to the 17.13 (115) to 12.7 (79) victory over Perth and has been named the AAMI WAFL Player of the Week to earn $250 for the Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club and $250 for himself, and he goes in contention for the overall $5000 AAMI WAFL Player of the Year Award.

The 30-year-old is enjoying a tremendous season with the second-placed Falcons so far having kicked 16 goals in the eight games to be equal on the club's tally with Josh Mellington.

He certainly is no stranger to that as a five-time West Perth leading goalkicker having kicked 49 goals in 2005, 58 in 2006, 42 in 2010, 39 in 2011 and 22 in 2012.

Tsalikis has now kicked 290 goals in his 158 games with West Perth, and his form this season has been as good as ever including his 16 possessions, 10 marks, four inside-50 entries and three goals in last Saturday's win over the Demons at Arena Joondalup.

West Perth coach Bill Monaghan is delighted with the way Tsalikis is travelling this season as well where he is still kicking goals, but also enjoying the freedom of getting further up the ground to use his pace and strong marking ability to full effect.

"He had a really good pre-season and was really keen to finish his career off on a high note whether that be this year or next year," Monaghan said.

"He looks after himself, he's working really hard and is getting good reward for that. He is enjoying the freedom of being up the ground as well where he can use his pace.

"I have been involved in WAFL footy for a long period of time and I don’t think I've seen anyone with better hands than him in terms of when he marks the ball. He isn’t a pack mark, but on the lead at pace his ability to catch the ball is as good as anyone's in the competition."

By Chris Pike