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  • REIWA WAFL campaign: Jye Bolton talks about his WAFL career highlights

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    As proud broadcast partner of the 2017 McDonald’s WAFL Premiership Season, we launched a television campaign about grass roots football in WA. Each campaign video stars a REIWA agent discussing their passion for the game and local area.

    We spoke to Jye Bolton, local agent and Sandover Medallist, about his WAFL journey and his career in WA real estate.

    Tell us about your journey playing WAFL.

    I started playing WAFL in 2016 after being recruited from my home VFL club in Werribee by Darcy Coffey and Michael Broadbridge. This is my second season and I'm loving it.

    Claremont Football Club is a great club to be involved in - I have made some great mates since being here and I couldn't be happier I chose Claremont as my WAFL club. The Board, staff, coaches and management have all looked after me and I was overwhelmed with how well the playing group welcomed me.

    What are the highlights from your WAFL career and why?

    My favourite highlights would have to be the close wins we have been involved in. There’s no better satisfaction than sharing the feeling and celebrations of a hard fought win, most recently our first three games at home!

    Representing Western Australia would be another highlight. I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in the last two state games and it's been great to get to know players from other teams, who I have a lot of respect for. You usually compete against these guys, and it's great to come together, have a lot of state pride and overcome other leagues’ best players. The win over Victoria was amazing as we were able to do something that hadn't been done in almost 120 years!

    Obviously winning the Sandover Medal was a highlight from an individual standpoint - it’s an extremely prestigious award which I was honoured to have received.

    Do you have any advice for young footballers aspiring to play WAFL?

    Sometimes it doesn't always go the way you thought it would, but don't throw in the towel. The best players aren't usually the ones with the most talent, they're the ones who work hard on their game consistently over a period of time and are continuously looking for ways to improve.

    Why did you decide to become a real estate agent and what do you enjoy most about your role?

    I have always had an interest in property - I love the client relationship side of things, as well as the competitiveness and satisfaction you get from listing and selling a property.

    Which suburbs are you active in as a real estate agent?

    The coastal suburbs - Scarborough, Wembley Downs, City Beach, Doubleview, Innaloo, Karrinyup and Trigg.

    What is your favourite aspect of living in WA and why?

    The lifestyle - I love the weather and the fact you can go to the beach almost all year round. I take my dog almost every day to Peasholm or South City dog beaches. Also, there’s not much traffic and it takes around 15 minutes to get anywhere. And the people, everyone is friendly and I feel as though there’s a great sense of community around Perth!

    Watch Jye’s video