Bloxsidge Notches Up Ton
- Thursday, 21 June 2012
Kane Bloxsidge gets to the ball ahead of his opponent. PHOTO - CAM WEDEMEYER - Subiaco Football Club / twenty5six.
SUBIACO Coach Chris Waterman says Kane Bloxsidge’s 100-game milestone is just reward for a diligent, hard-working, team man.
Bloxsidge began his career at Peel Thunder under Waterman before moving to the Lions for the 2010 season.
Across two and a half seasons in the Lions Den Bloxsidge has amassed 36 games across halfback and in the midfield.
Waterman said: “I’m an unashamed fan of his because I just think he is a good honest footballer.”
“He never whinges, never complains, just knows what his role is in the team and is a terrific role player.
“His big strength is that he’s really good at clearances and one of his most underrated strengths is that he’s a good team man.”
“His footy smarts and his flexibility to play at either end whether half-forward or half-back is another strength but ultimately he’s a very good midfielder.”
When Bloxsidge arrived at Subiaco in 2011 after a season in Victoria playing country football he joined family.
The cousin of fellow Lion player Ben Randall and nephew of then President Neil Randall, Bloxsidge slotted straight into the team playing in every Subiaco game of the season, which ultimately yielded a grand final loss to Claremont.
Something Waterman says his success is a tribute to his preparation.
“He’s managed his body pretty well, he’s got a pretty serious back complaint so he’s very diligent in his preparation because he has to be and is a very smart player,” Waterman said.
“He’s got a lot stronger. There was a year down there at Peel where I just played him back and that was really good for him, it helped him become a better midfielder but now that he’s a bit older he can cope with either position during a game.”
Bloxsidge is averaging just under 20 possessions a game across his two seasons at Subiaco and is at that mark again.