The West Coast Eagles
Slogan cancels first appeared in the 1890s, initially to advertise the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. They were introduced to Australia in 1917.
The first Australian Football slogan cancels were introduced by Australia Post at Perth to celebrate the West Coast Eagles team’s participation in the AFL Finals. The team was founded in 1986 as an expansion team. It entered the AFL, then known as the Victorian Football League, in 1987 along with Queensland’s Brisbane Bears. It reached the finals series for the first time in 1988, and played in its first Grand Final in 1991.
The match was played on the 28th September 1991 at Waverley Park, due to redevelopment of the MCG. Unfortunately they were defeated by Hawthorn. The scores were 20.19 (139) to 13.8 (86).
In 1992 they again made the Grand Final but were able to win the flag, the first flag by an interstate team on the 26th September 1992. They defeated Geelong in front of 95,007 spectators, the match scores were 16.17 (113) to 12.13. (85).
1994 saw the Eagles again playing Geelong. The match was played on the 1st October, not the last weekend in September. The first quarter was even but then the Eagles took over. The final scores were 20.23 (143) to 8.15 (63).