Loxley Joins Illustrious Company

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 11:00 AM

Small in stature but big on impact.

That is the best way to describe one of Subiaco’s newest Life Members, Wayne Loxley.

The diminutive rover played 19 senior games for the Lions along with numerous colts and reserves (1978 Fairest & Best) appearances.

“The family lived in Doubleview but we were rusted on West Perth fans with my childhood heroes being Mel Whinnen, Bill Dempsey and Bill Valli,” Loxley said.

“But we lived in the Subi zones, so once I started playing with the Lions, we all changed our allegiances and never looked back,” Loxley added.

After finishing his WAFL career at East Perth (13 games), Loxley would eventually return to Subiaco. Between 1984 and 1989 he worked with Haydn Bunton jnr as a league assistant coach, team runner and coached the reserves.

But it was time as the clubs football manager from 1989 to 1996, where Loxley made his mark.

“The West Coast Eagles had started and we basically shared facilities at Subi Oval, then towards the end of my tenure, the Dockers were up and about, so the footy managers role was hectic and challenging but rewarding nonetheless,” Loxley said

Loxley, who says his best mates in his Subi time are Phil Lamb and Neil Taylor, is in good health.

“I do something every day, walking, pilates, swimming or gym, so I am doing fine.”

“I am flattered and honoured to be made a life member of this great club,” Loxley added.

Wayne Loxley has been a long time and outstanding Subiaco man over a long period of time in a variety of roles and thoroughly deserves Life Membership.

Well played Locko.



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