Dog trainer turned forward tamer
- Tuesday, 08 July 2014
21 year old defender Dylan Elliott had a break through start to 2014 playing the first eight games as a key defender.
After establishing himself as an important cog in Subiaco’s defensive machine Elliott suffered a stress fracture in Round Eight.
“It took a little while to get up to the standard I wanted. The first couple of games took a bit of getting used to but once I got into the swing of league football I feel I went alright, said Elliott
“Unfortunately I suffered a stress fracture in my foot against the Demons. I’ve been working hard to get the body right since and i'm working on alternative weight running at the moment. I’m supporting about 60% of my body weight right now so I’m hoping to be up to full capacity in a few weeks.”
Elliott has been a hardworking member of the Subiaco Football Club since being recruited from Ocean Ridge in 2011.
With his name landing in the bests column against Peel Thunder in Round Four this year Elliott certainly has the ability to hold a spot amongst the Lions best, but it’s going to be hard to work back into the thriving league side.
“It has been great how well the senior ranks are doing; I’ll definitely have to work hard to get back into the side. Once I get back on the track and if my skills are there hopefully I can find my way back to where I was.” added Elliott
Although we hope Elliott gets back to taming forwards as soon as possible the defender is currently working towards his Certificate 4 at West Coast TAFE.
In one of the more peculiar jobs held by a Subiaco Lions footballer, Elliott hopes run his own animal training classes in the near future.
“I’m currently studying to be an RSPCA Animal Dog Trainer. I have to complete my Certificate 4 in Companion Animals and then I should be able to run my own classes. Said Elliott.
“I’ve always loved animals and dogs are my favourite so it was a pretty choice for a career path.”
Elliott is expected to be sidelined for at least three more weeks as he completes his rehabilitation.
|DOB:||4th March 1993|
|From:||Ocean Ridge JFC|