SFC 2015: Player Reviews 33-21
- Friday, 20 November 2015
Kalgoorlie youngster Hayden Kennedy had his most consistent year of football to date and was acknowledged with the Barron Rising Star Award. The hard-hitting defender played 18 games including WAFL Grand Final 131.
Kennedy displayed exemplary decision making and a decisive boot off the back-line.
Luke Norriss broke through for his league debut after 55 reserves games and proved a handy addition. Norriss will look to build on his league break-through in 2016.
Young defender Dylan Elliott played three league games in 2015. Elliott has shown he has the ability to compete at league level and has a promising career ahead of him.
Shane Yarran was electric for the Lions in 2014 and took it to another level this year. Yarran stood out as the leagues most dangerous forward kicking 45 goals to win the Bernie Naylor Medal. The 26 year old capped off an outstanding year with an inspiring performance in WAFL Grand Final 131 where he kicked five goals. Yaz is expected to attract interest in the upcoming AFL Draft.
Charlie Le Fanu continues to go stride for stride in his WAFL career and earned the Newton Screaigh Memorial Award for his contributions. Le Fanu played 19 games across all parts of the ground in 2015.
Jordan Bestry is a young developing ruck for the Subiaco Lions and continues to impress. Bestry played four more league games in 2015 from Round 16-20 accumulating 94 hit-outs. The 20 year old recorded a personal best of 44 hit-outs in Round 18 against Perth.
Hoskins was a surprise packet for Subiaco in the midfield and more than held his own towards the end of the season. The 2012 Taylor Medallist played nine games including WAFL Grand Final 131. His most impressive performance came against West Perth in the 2nd Semi Final where he gathered 28 disposals.
Darren Rumble was full of gusto in his 13th WAFL season and finished his decorated career with a fairytale finish. Rumble entered the history books with his sixth WAFL premiership and retired as one of Subiaco’s most prolific players.
Subiaco vice-captain Darren Rumble switches the attack against East Fremantle.
James Garcia had a promising start to the season before injury de-railed his year. Garcia played in the first six games for the Lions as a small forward before hurting his foot in Round Seven. Garcia returned to play eight reserves games including finals and he will look to build momentum in the off-season.