Horsley Claims Outridge medal
- Friday, 03 October 2014
Subiaco captain Kyal Horsley has capped off an outstanding return to WAFL football by claiming his second Outridge Medal as the Lions’ best and fairest player.
The 27-year-old averaged 26 disposals in his 19 games and polled votes in all but two matches to finish on 227, ahead of Jason Bristow on 155 votes Wayde Twomey on 88 votes and Chris Phelan on 75 votes.
“It’s such an honour, I love this club, so to be up here in a premiership year is just unreal.” Horsley said.
“The culture of success here is second to none and I’m so happy that I’m able to be a part of it.”
The Kalgoorlie product debuted for Subiaco in 2007 and was a part of the Lions’ 2008 premiership side.
Horsley notched 91 senior games for the Lions before winning the 2001 Outridge medal and being selected by the Gold Coast Suns with the second pick in the rookie draft at the end of the 2011 season.
He played 13 AFL games in 2012 and was named the club’s “Most Professional” player and also took home the “Iron Man” award that season.
Midway through last season Horsley ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
He returned to the Lions where he was appointed captain and played a vital role on Grand final day to help the club claim its 12th premiership.
Leading Goal Kicker: Matthew Boland (53)
Blakemore Medal for the Reserves B & F: Joseph Scafidi
Rising Star: Shane Yarran
Best Clubman: Brad McDonald
Newton Screaigh memorial awards: Simon Moore & Lachlan Delahunty