Former West Coast Eagle Connor West will return to the WAFL as he prepares to rejoin the West Perth Falcons in 2024.

West Coast made the biggest move of their off-season rebuild in September, de-listing five players including West. Sam Petrevski-Seton, Xavier O'Neill, Greg Clark and forward Isiah Winder were also told they'd not been offered contracts by the wooden spooners for next season.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Connor West of the Eagles kicks the ball during the 2022 AFL Round 09 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on May 15, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

West was recruited by West Coast with the 23rd draft pick in the 2021 mid-season rookie draft as a replacement for Jarrod Cameron, who was placed on the long-term injury list due to a season-ending ankle injury. West became the Eagles' fourth father-son selection, following his father Robbie West who played 13 games from 1991-1993.

The 24-year-old represented Western Australia at the under-18s championships in 2017 alongside the likes of Oscar Allen, Brayden Ainsworth, Aaron Naughton, Sam Taylor and Brandon Starcevich, and averaged almost 16 touches in three games. He then added over 40 senior games for the Falcons before joining the AFL.

West managed 28 games in his three seasons but his season unfortunately ended in Round 12 against Collingwood because of a knee injury. With the Eagles holding an army of future draft picks, the Western Australian would lose his spot in favour of incoming talent.

The midfielder will head back to his original club hoping to reignite his football career. West played 43 games for the Falcons and averaged over 18 touches during his time there.

The West Perth Falcons finished sixth on the WAFL ladder this year, just one game short of finals football.