SFC 2015: Player Reviews 20-11
- Monday, 23 November 2015
Subiaco’s Mr. Versatile, Clancy Wheeler provided his usual presence for the Lions in 2015. Wheeler started the season in the forward line kicking 13 goals before being moved to the back-line from Round 8 to 15. The Esperance product finished the season in the ruck alongside Lachlan Delahunty and was named Subiaco’s Finals Player of the Year. Wheeler was one of seven WA representatives and hoisted his second flag in 2015.
Bradley Stevenson started the season well as a utility for the Lions before succumbing to a knee injury in Round Nine. Stevenson’s only kick in Round 9 went for a goal; but unfortunately resulted in a right ACL injury for the 26 year old. Stevenson is half way through his recovery period and looking to make and impact in 2016.
Midfielder Bill Fetherstonhaugh played ten games in 2015 and continues to develop as an handy player. Fethers' size makes him versatile and he added valuable contributions from Round 4-12 and Round 21-23.
Lachlan Delahunty struggled with injury in 2015 but managed to produce game changing contributions when he was on the park. Delahunty was crucial in the finals and Grand Final pinch-hitting the ruck with Clancy Wheeler. The ex-Victorian also represented WA in a win over South Australia.
Scott Hancock moved to Subiaco from East Fremantle in 2015 and immediately added dash to the Lions wing. Hancock played every game for the Lions this year and finished 5th in the Tom Outridge Medal count. At age 23 Scott Hancock is playing at a high level and has plenty of time to grow.
Chris Phelan provided his best form to date claiming the Tom Outridge Medal for Subiaco’s Fairest and Best. Phelan averaged 24 disposals a game in 2015 and kicked 14 goals along the way. The tall midfielder finished fifth in the Sandover Medal with 35 votes and represented WA for the first time.
2013 Outridge medallist Brett Mahoney struggled with injury in 2015 but still managed 16 games. Mahoney provided his usual grunt in the midfield along with the ability to kick important goals. The dual premiership player slotted the backbreaking goal against the Falcons in WAFL Grand Final 131.
Raymond Daniels got more experience at league level but failed to crack into the league team consistentely. Daniels has shown savvy ability around goals and has plenty of potential to fill.
Matt Boland had a year of disappointing lows and booming highs. The Victorian forward led the goal-kicking for Subiaco in 2014 but didn’t get onto the park until Round 14 this year. The classy forward made his presence immediately felt kicking 31 goals from ten games. Boland then booted seven goals against West Perth in WAFL Grand Final 131 to claim the Simpson Medal for Best on Ground. The Victorian opted to return home after winning his second WAFL premiership.
Brett Robinson returned to WAFL football and surprised himself in 2015. Robinson played 19 games this season despite tearing a ligament in his foot in Round 12. Under the provisions of Subiaco’s medical staff Robinson went on to exhilarate in 2015. The 29 year old speedster polled over 20 votes at the Sandover medal and joined ex-teammate Wayde Twomey to win his second WAFL premiership.