Around The Club: January 2015
- Thursday, 29 January 2015
Despite some notable fluctuations amongst the playing group this off-season the biggest personnel change has come from the equipment hub with 30 year veteran Barry Strack retiring after last year’s premiership.
Strack was involved in six premierships during his time at the football club and has big boots to fill as he moves onto the role of spectator.
“I’m looking forward to being able to sit in the stands and actually watching the games completely. As property man you don’t get out there much so I’m looking forward to enjoying some Subi football.” said Strack
Strack made a visit to the Lions Den for yesterday’s practice and was full of optimism for the 2015 season.
“From what I’ve seen of the squad the players that have joined are more than adequate to replace the people we’ve lost. So it looks very promising at this stage, it will be exciting to watch when they pull the boots on.” Added Strack
The Lions champion became a club favourite over his time at the football club and was able to end his career on the ultimate high with a sixth premiership.
Strack acknowledged the big finish and credited the support he received from the players whilst battling health issues including chemotherapy treatments.
“It was incredible to get another premiership in my last year at the club and to be presented with a plaque including every flag I was involved in was fantastic,
“There are a couple of premiership wins that standout from my time at the club and last year’s was definitely one of them. We were under-dogs by a mile and the boys worked hard for each other to surprise everyone,
“Although I won’t miss the early starts, I’ll miss the camaraderie of the people around me like the trainers, guys like Alby, Ron and Magic and definitely the players.
Over the last four-five years they’ve been fantastic; they’ve known I’ve been in a bit of strife health-wise and the guys support has been tremendous.”
The equipment management job has moved into very safe hands since the retirement of Strack with Alby Hawkins, Mick Bailey and Ron Tester sharing duties for the 2015 season.
In other news around the club; senior physiotherapist Annie Italiano and partner Neil have welcomed Lilly into the Den on February 6th at 3:41pm.
Annie has been a tireless worker for Subiaco Lions and the Perth Heat over the last few years and we’re excited to meet the new member of the Lions family.
Subiaco Forward Shane Yarran and his partner Kristy have welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Scarlett Anne Yarran who was born on January 28th.
The Subiaco Football Club would like to congratulate both Annie and Shane on their new family additions.
Golds member and long time volunteer Ronald “Chic” Jackman received some spotlight in last Sunday’s West Australian celebrating his 65 year anniversary with wife Merle Jackson on the 27th of January.
Chicy is a part of the GOLDS and Tuesday Response Group, which are both vitally important to the traditions of the club. Congratulations on the milestone Chicy!
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