Embrace the winning culture
- Wednesday, 04 September 2013
Written by: Michael Barr | Photo: Kim Johnson
With 11 league premierships under their belt; the Subiaco Football Club strive to create a winning culture; and the Colts are set to embrace this mentality on Sunday.
After finishing the season with a record of 12 and 8 the Colts snuck into the finals on the last day with a 14 point win over the East Perth Football Club.
With and an elimination final against the Perth Demons this Sunday looming as a perfect opportunity to gain finals experience; coach Steve Armstrong is welcoming the intensity into the Lions den.
“We’re set to gain from the experience the final as the intensity around contests and skills go up a notch; So hopefully we can rise to the occasion and come out with a win.”
In regards to the development of the players as Subi footballers; Armstrong noted team success as an importance to continue a winning club culture.
“The Subiaco Football Club has a strong winning culture; so to expose these young players to finals football at an early stage is beneficial. This way they can learn at an early stage what it takes to win and be a part of the football club. It’s been rewarding seeing these players develop from a strong second half of last year into a finals contending team this year.
The Lions face a arduous task however; with a strong Perth Demons side awaiting them at Steel Blue Oval on Sunday.
“The Perth side have strong bodies and are really well conditioned. They’ve kept a older senior group together which resulted in ten wins in a row in the back half of the season; so we’ll have to work hard to match them.” said Armstrong
11 changes are set to be made from the Subiaco team that lost to the Demons by 48 points in round 17; entering the elimination final with a near full-strength side.
“There will be about 11 changes from the side that encountered Perth last time. When we met the Demons in round 17 we were without key players like Declan Jackson, Rhys McAlister, Michael Wood, Greg Clark and Joe Scafidi so it will be a very different team.”
The Lions will face the Perth Demons at Steel Blue Oval this Sunday at 11:35. Come down and support the mighty Subi Colts.