Catch Up With Our New Club Captain

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 1:20 PM

At Wednesday night's training Greg Clark was announced as the new captain of Subiaco Football Club. He will be taking over the reigns from Leigh Kitchin who decided he will be stepping down from captaining earlier this year. 

Clark has had a very successful start to his career at Subiaco, playing seven seasons, winning three grand finals (2018, 2019 and 2021), and the taking the 2021 Simpson medal. Clark was drafted as a mature-age recruit by West Coast Eagles in 2021 and went on to play 21 AFL games before returning to Subiaco this year. 


What does it mean for you to captain the Subiaco Football Club?

I grew up supporting Subiaco having played junior footy within the district, even playing a lot of half time little league games when I was really young, so having come through the full development pathway it is such an honour to now lead the club going forward. The club has such a rich history of strong leaders and a culture that has stood the test of time, so to be a part of that gives me a great sense of pride and purpose.


It must be a great honour to take over the captaincy from Leigh Kitchin.

Kitch’s record as the captain of the club speaks for itself. To captain 2 premierships alongside all his personal accomplishments is an incredible legacy to leave and one I aspire to attain. The more important thing to me about Kitch has always been the man that he is and the way he treated people and I’m very grateful personally for the impact he’s had on my life.


What sort of captain do you want to be?

A big measure I’ll have of myself as a leader is providing the squad the encouragement and support to grow as footballers and as men. I’ve had such strong leadership in front of me from when I first joined the senior program out of the colts, and will aim to give all these experiences and knowledge to the next generation coming through. 


Who is joining you in the leadership positions at the Club?

In official roles with me will be Drew Rohde, Ryan Borchet and Luke Foley. All 3 are very strong leaders who have so much respect within the playing group and will be great to work and grow with into the future. There is still so much experience and strength in leaders who aren’t in official roles in our playing group such as Jordan Lockyer, Ben Sokol, Gussy Dewar and Kitch, as well as the next generation like Taj Schofield, Ben Golding and Stef Giro so I am certain we will all be pushing each other to keep getting the best out of ourselves.


What excites you about the playing group?

We’ve got such a unique group, with a number of players who are now veterans of the WAFL who have seen a lot of success, and then a core group of much younger players who are really hungry to have the same level of success and this brings a lot of energy. We’ve got really high expectations off the back of this, but we’re having a lot of fun putting in the groundwork for the season ahead.