Subi adds AFL engines
- Friday, 05 December 2014
Subiaco have made progress in replacing their off-season departures signing utilities Sam Menegola (Fremantle) and Jordan Lockyer (Sydney).
The pair come to the Lions after being delisted from their AFL clubs over the off-season and will look to reinvigorate their careers at the Subiaco Football Club.
Subi lost the services of key players after winning the 2014 WAFL premiership with Jason Bristow, Andrew Mcdougall, Robert Forrest, Daniel Leishman and Jarrod Kayler-Thompson making way.
The duo of Menegola and Lockyer will add experience and drive to a humming Leederville Oval.
“Menegola's professionalism is outstanding after being involved in an AFL system for three years. He’s an elite runner looking to further his game into an outside or inside midfielder role and we can hopefully provide those opportunities for him.” -Football Operations Manager Luke Sanders.
“Lockyer is a young player returning from the AFL and has previously played the third tall role and is looking to transition to a key position defender at Subiaco.”
Sam Menegola was on the Fremantle list and consistently noted as one of the fittest players at Fremantle Oval.
The ex-track star comes to Subiaco in prime condition and ran the fastest times in last week's pre-season time trials.
Lockyer was originally drafted from West Perth with pick #43 in the 2011 AFL Draft by Sydney but struggled with injury in his three-year stay at the Swans.
The 21 year old decided to return to Perth and don the maroon and gold for the 2014 season.
“Both players have been training with us since day one and now the AFL draft is over they're both officially Subiaco footballers,
“They’ve both acclimatised to the club and culture really well. Menegola had the connection with Michael Wood from playing last year at Peel so he had that connection and Jordan knows a couple of the boys from junior football days so we’ve welcomed them with open arms." added Sanders
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