The Journey: SFC Flag #13
Friday, 09 October 2015
A LOOK BACK ON 2015
The Lions had an action packed year on and off the park on the way to Premiership 13.
A long season of hard work and preparation ended in the ultimate reward for Subiaco in 2015 but a lot went into securing back-to-back flags.
Here's a list of the moments that painted the picture for Subiaco's 2015 campaign.
Subiaco add Jackson Dennis
Subiaco add conditioning specialist Jackson Dennis from the Perth Football Club. Dennis came to the club with a wealth of experience and added a level of professionalism to the 2015 campaign.
Jordan Lockyer and Sam Menegola sign
The Lions add ex-AFL listed players Jordan Lockyer (Sydney) and Sam Menegola (Fremantle/Hawthorn). Both would play critical roles on and off the field for Subi on the way to premiership #13.
Kitchin/ Hancock arrive
Subiaco add two vital midfield components with Leigh Kitchin and Scott Hancock making the move to Medibank Stadium. Kitchin (Frankston) became the heir apparent for Jason Bristow (retired) and Hancock (East Fremantle) filled Shaun Hildebrandt’s (retired) role on the wing.
Yaz the All-Star
Subiaco’s enigmatic forward Shane Yarran is selected to play alongside the bst indigenous talent in the country for the All-Stars clash vs West Coast. Yarran was impressive in the Medibank Stadium block-buster.
Robinson and Twomey re-united
Best mates Brett Robinson and Wayde Twomey were re-united after Robinson signs with the Lions for 2015. The Victorians played together in the VFL and for Swan Districts.
Horsley becomes Lions #1
The Subiaco Football Club start a new tradition making captain Kyal Horsley #1.
Subiaco announce 2015 leadership group
The Lions announce eight-man leadership group at season launch. Kyal Horsley returned as captain with Darren Rumble elected as vice-captain.
Chris Phelan, Rhys Waters, Scott Worthington, Lachlan Delahunty, Wayde Twomey and Leigh Kitchin complete a versatile group of leaders for 2015.
Battle of the Cats in season opener
Subiaco unfurl their 2014 premiership flag and smash Claremont by 45 points in the season opener at Medibank Stadium.
Seven Lions represent WA
A large group of Lions help Western Australia beat South Australia in the annual State game. Wayde Twomey, Shane Yarran, Chris Phelan, Leigh Kitchin, Lachlan Delahunty, Clancy Wheeler and Darren Rumble all contribute to a big 45 point win.
Subiaco’s US recruit Rory Smith gets his shot
Rory Smith from Boston, USA gets his first crack at senior football at the Lions.
Subi secure top spot
The Lions close an impressive year to clinch top spot weeks from the end of the season. It allows Schofields men to rest and focus on September.
Yarran wins Bernie Naylor Medal
Shane Yarran becomes the first player of indigenous heritage to win the league leading goal-kicker award for Subiaco. Yarran finished with 46 on the season.
Subiaco set a stunning record to concede the least average of points per game to break a 89 year old record.
Grand Final Bound
Subiaco secure back to back WAFL Grand Finals with a 55 point belting of West Perth in the 2nd Semi Final.
Subi soars at Sandover
Sam Menegola storms home to take 3rd at the count; four players over 20 votes at the 2015 Sandover Medal
Subiaco wins 13th WAFL Flag
Subiaco thrash West Perth for the second time in two weeks to stand as convincing premiers. Forward Matt Boland wins the Simpson Medal after a dazzling seven goal game.