Priddis makes history
- Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Matthew Priddis has rounded out a massive week for the Subiaco Lions to become the first from the club to claim the Brownlow medal.
The ex-Subiaco premiership player stormed home late in the count after proving himself as one of the most consistent inside midfielders in 2014.
Pridda led the AFL in disposals this season with 627 from 22 games in his seventh season with the West Coast Eagles.
The powerful ball-getter also finished second in total clearances and 3rd in tackles adding to his elite ability to win the football.
Priddis acknowledged the start he received at Subiaco in his Brownlow acceptance speech; especially coach Peter German who pushed him to the next level.
“I was overlooked in four national drafts and the Subiaco Football Club and Peter German were massive for my development. He always encouraged me to keep playing to my strengths and that’s what I’ve always tried to do.”
“I really can’t thank Peter German and the Subiaco Football Club enough for giving me the start, Said Priddis
Priddis was one of the hardest working players in a victorious 2006 Subiaco premiership side earning the Sandover medal for best individual WAFL player.
The West Coast Eagles rookie drafted the class midfielder later that year, with John Worsfold injecting him into an engine room amongst Ben Cousins, Chris Judd and Daniel Kerr in 2007.
Priddis has played 173 games for the West Coast over seven years and becomes the third Eagle to claim the illustrious accolade.
The previously mentioned Cousins and Judd make up for the other two at the West Coast Eagles with the Priddis accolade rounding out an emphatic decade for the West Australian franchise.
Haydn Bunton Snr is the only other Subiaco Lion to have his name on the Brownlow medal after the prolific goal-kicker won three for Fitzroy before his arrival in the West.
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