SFC 2015: Top Moments
Thursday, 24 September 2015
It's hard choosing a select few from a massive year of Subiaco Football but we did our best at hand picking the best moments from the 2015 season.
UNFURLING THE FLAG
Subiaco unfurled their 2014 premiership flag in Round Two against Claremont at Medibank Stadium. Directors Dwayne Lamb and Basil Fuller carried the cup onto the ground as the 12th premiership flag was raised. Subi cruised to a big 45-point win over the Tigers in the season opener.
The Lions introduced a host of debutants over the off-season and were delighted to see them make an impact. Scott Hancock, Jordan Lockyer, Brett Robinson, Leigh Kitchin and Sam Menegola were brought in to fill roles and have all performed outstandingly at league level in 2015.
Subi forward Shane Yarran was surprisingly overlooked in the 2014 AFL National Draft and had a point to prove in 2015. The speedy forward torched the competition early kicking 30 of his season tally in ten games. Yaz slowed towards the seasons end but cruised to the Bernie Naylor Medal for league leading goal-kicker. Yarran became the first player of indigenous heritage to win a Naylor for Subiaco.
BLACK AND GOLD
Wayde Twomey, Clancy Wheeler, Leigh Kitchin, Lachlan Delahunty, Shane Yarran, Chris Phelan and Darren Rumble were all selected in the West Australian side that toppled South Australia by 45 points in May. Twomey gathered 31 touches, Yarran kicked three goals, Phelan and Kitchin were prominent in the midfield, Delahunty had 20 touches, Wheeler manned the forward line and Rumble held down the back.
CLARK LEADS WA U18s
Subi youngster Greg Clark was chosen to represent West Australia at the 2015 NAB National Championships and led the Black Ducks to a memorable one point win over South Australia in Round One. Clark has been touted as a future AFL star and has nominated for the 2015 National Draft.
HALL OF FAME FOR “OCKER”
Subiaco champion Austin “Ocker” Robertson Jr. was inducted into the AFL Hall Of Fame in June and was honoured for his decorated career at the Crown Casino, Melbourne. Robertson Jr. kicked 1,271 goals from 269 games over a 12-year career.
Ex-Docker Sam Menegola emerged as one of the biggest talents in the WAFL after making his debut in Round 11 for the Lions. Menegola cut the Tigers open on his debut gathering 35 disposals and two goals. The big midfielder stormed home in 2015 polling 41 Sandover votes from 12 games to finish 3rd in the count.
A NEW AGE OF DIEHARD
A host of legends from the “Glory Years” were added to an illustrious group of “Die-hards”. Alistair Pickett, Marc Webb, Luke Newick, Chad Cossom and Aidan Parker were all honoured by MC Tim Gossage at the Subi Sports Bar.
Subiaco broke an 89-year-old record to concede the least average of points per game in 2015. The Lions only let in 1,102 points for the year at ana average of 55.1 to stand as the most dominant defensive side in the club’s history and smashed an 89 year old
QUARTER CENTURY CLUB
Subi great Antoni Grover inducts 12 new members into the Quarter Century Club on Members Appreciation Day. Stanley Bessen, Alan Bishop, Colin Button, Margaret Button, Eric Carmody, Jean Carmody, Margaret Hall, Rede Moulton, Rod Strange, Fred Symons, Peter Warden and Jackie Warden are acknowledged at Medibank Stadium.
HORSLEY’S OUR NUMBER ONE
Subiaco captain Kyal Horsley was a part of a new club tradition in the pre-season as he moved to number #1. The Lions captains will don the number one in future as an on-going tradition.
THE ANZAC SPIRIT
Subiaco’s Jordan Lockyer burst onto the WAFL scene in 2015 and established himself as one of the league’s best defenders in Round Four against West Perth. Lockyer played gallantly against his junior club to win the Andrew Christie Medal for the player that best demonstrates the ANZAC spirit.
CHRIS PHELAN – 100 SUBIACO GAMES
BRETT ROBINSON – 100 WAFL GAMES
SCOTT HANCOCK – 50 WAFL GAMES
CHRIS DELUCA – 50 SUBIACO GAMES