Around The Club: January 2017
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Subiaco are back in business for 2017 with the WAFL season just a couple of months away.
Leederville Oval is back to full operation mode despite a few personnel changes, Chief Executive Officer Peter Capes is focussed on improving the club further.
“We have identified areas to improve onto from 2016 and we will continue to be the WAFL’s industry leader in most facets.”
“People are what really defines a clubs’ culture, and we have been very fortunate to have a stable staff recently.
“But as happens in the football industry, there’s been some personnel changes, but I’m confident we can continue our positive direction with the Subiaco Football Club.”
“A big farewell goes to our departing staff of Brooke Edwards, Neil Arnold and Chelsea Shaw. The three were efficient, tireless workers and their influence is greatly appreciated.” Added Capes
The front of house is looking a little different in 2017 with Chelsea Shaw and Brooke Edwards moving on in the off-season. Their roles have been filled by Elodie McFarlane and Teigan Freeman so make sure you get to know them.
There is a new face in the talent department as well with Michael Farmer filling the role of Neil Arnold. The position has been re-labelled Talent Manager and Farmer will be operating within Subiaco’s development structure.
MEMORIAL FOR DENNIS KEELEY
The Lions lost another legend last year with life-member Dennis Keeley passing away. Keeley was an extremely passionate Subi man and kept immense faith in the club despite living in New South Wales for the last five years. His memorial service will be held on Wednesday the 22nd of February at 11:30am, St. Andrews Anglican Church, Barker Road, Subiaco. The family have asked for Subi people that wish to pay their respects to please attend.
CRUISIN’ WITH BASIL
Long-time director Basil Fuller sails the high seas on his off-season and to his surprise he wasn’t the only one this year.Fuller spotted another Subi cap on the ride to Fiji and was blown away to meet fellow members Derek Bruins and Murray Woolhouse on the same ride. With only 2000 on the cruiseFuller was ecstatic to share some SFC thoughts with some likeminded Lions faithful.
Life member and long-time volunteer Ronald “Chic” Jackman cracked 90 years of age over the holiday period. Chic has been involved with the club since the early years and was the 100th person to be inducted as a SFC life-member in 1989. Chic was spoiled with a large family party where Lions colours were common place. If you see the great man, ask him how he ended up with two birth days.