12 facts from #12

As per usual with a Grand Final victory the Subiaco media hub has been loaded with interesting stories from the clubs 12th flag.

From the under-dog win to veteran Darren Rumble's fifth grand final; these are 12 facts from Subiaco's 12th flag. 



1. SCHOEY’S EMPIRE
Coach Jarrad Schofield becomes the first to separately coach and play in a premiership for the Subiaco Lions winning three flags as a player in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

2. DYNASTY
The Grand Final win over East Perth statistically makes Subiaco the most successful WAFL club over the last decade. Subiaco has participated in18 finals including six grand finals with five premierships. Trailing in second is Claremont with 17 finals appearances and two premierships.

3. SEA CHANGE
Subiaco had six first year recruits represent the Lions on grand-final day with the off-season endeavors of the football department widely applauded. Shane Yarran, Matthew Boland, Wayde Twomey, Joel Latham, Frank Stockley and Lachlan Delahunty were all brought to the club in 2014 with the returning Kyal Horsley and Shaun Hildebrandt also proving clever additions. 

4. ON THE BALL
30-year-old midfielder Jason Bristow puts his name down in history by claiming the Simpson medal for best on ground. The rugged mid had 23 touches and a classy goal.

5. WET WEATHER WINNERS
Subiaco’s veteran midfielders Kyal Horsley, Chris Phelan and Jason Bristow dominated the clearances to generate 74 disposals between them on a treacherous day for the followers.

6. ‘DOUGS BREAKS THROUGH
Big man Andrew Mcdougall wins his first premiership in senior football at age 31. Mcdougall finally broke through with the Lions after 43 AFL and 108 WAFL games.

7. TWO ENDS OF THE STORY
Lions veteran Darren Rumble claimed his first premiership in 2004 as a fresh faced 18 year old. The victory over East Perth now takes Rumble to five premierships over his career becoming the third player historically to do so. Ironically 18-year-old Joshua Deluca played in his first premiership success on Sunday and looks on the edge of an exciting football career.

8. WORTH A TON
Kalgoorlie utility Scott Worthington was invaluable for the Lions returning for the business end of the season. Wortho only played two games in 2014 and they were the both big finals. 

9. LEARNING FROM MISTAKES
Four defenders remained from the 2011 side that were embarrassed by Claremont to the tale of 56 points. Darren Rumble, Bradley Stevenson and Scott Worthington were all fantastic whilst Clancy Wheeler lasted more than five minutes in this one after suffering an early concussion exit in 2011.

10. BOLAND’S BURSTER
Boland copped a massive belter to the eye amidst a fiery encounter with East Perth but the Victorian forward got the last laugh. Despite being kept of the scoreboard, Bola set up two goal-scoring opportunities in an important third quarter.

11. FALCON FUTURE
12 months ago Joel Latham and Frank Stockley had lost a grand final playing for the West Perth reserves. The two ex-Falcons became key players for Subi in 2014 and were rewarded with a WAFL premiership. 

12. JOURNEYMAN RISES
Shaun Hildebrandt added a fourth premiership to his incredible career. Hilda has played 240 WAFL games over the last twelve years and returned to Leederville Oval this year with fellow ex-Swan Wayde Twomey this year. 

 

For more updates follow the Lions on twitter @subiacolions 

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