The Class of '13
- Thursday, 27 August 2015
Subiaco have had a host of youngsters stand up in 2015 and it isn’t a coincidence most emerged simultaneously.
If you flash back to the WAFL finals in 2013 Subi’s colts were the only side taking part in September for the club.
The Colts side finished 4th with a record of 11-8 and faced tough competition in Claremont, South Freo and Perth for the flag.
Although the colts bowed out to Claremont in a Preliminary Final the 2013 season gave us a preview of the stars of the future.
18 of the players that were utilised in the 2013 colts finals have become senior players at Subiaco in an extremely effective yield which has the Lions gunning for the club’s 13th premiership.
Hayden Kennedy, Chris Bryan, Michael Wood, Declan Jackson, Greg Clark and Jordan Bestry were a part of the 2013 colts and have contributed 48 league starts in 2015 combined.
Small defender Kennedy and key forward Wood have been the most capped youngsters with 15 games each this season.
Connor Wilkinson, Tim Edwards, Ryan Vermeersch, Tom Hooper, James Hughes, Adam Creeper, Joseph Scafidi, Cody Grace, Max Walters and Aaron Summers were also featured in the 2013 side and have become regulars at reserves level.
The remaining player from that list was Joshua Deluca who played a part in Subiaco’s 2014 premiership success. Deluca was selected by the Fremantle Dockers with pick 68 in the 2014 draft and was re-allocated to Peel Thunder under the alignment.
Michael Wood flies high in an elimination final against Perth in 2013
2013 COLTS - FOOTBALL FACTORY
|PLAYER||WAFL SENIOR GAMES|
|Chris Bryan||28 RESERVES, 4 LEAGUE|
|Hayden Kennedy||2 RESERVES, 19 LEAGUE|
|Joshua Deluca||3 RESERVES, 24 LEAGUE (*re-allocated to Peel)|
|Michael Wood||9 RESERVES, 38 LEAGUE|
|Connor Wilkinson||18 RESERVES|
|Declan Jackson||35 RESERVES, 8 LEAGUE|
|Timothy Edwards||16 RESERVES|
|Gregory Clark||6 RESERVES, 2 LEAGUE|
|Max Walters||18 RESERVES|
|Jordan Bestry||27 RESERVES, 6 LEAGUE|
|Ryan Vermeersch||4 RESERVES|
|Tom Hooper||18 RESERVES|
|Jordan Webster||8 RESERVES|
|James Hughes||27 RESERVES|
|Adam Creeper||14 RESERVES|
|Joseph Scafidi||20 RESERVES, 3 LEAGUE|
|Aaron Summers||12 RESERVES|
|Cody Grace||4 RESERVES|