ex-Hawk Grimley joins Subi
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Subiaco welcome ex-Hawk Sam Grimley to the club as the Lions bolster their playing list for 2016.
The powerful forward joins Subi after 62 VFL and 3 AFL games and will be a valuable asset for the Lions.
Grimley won the Frosty Miller medal for VFL’s leading goal kicker last year and maintained his spot on Hawthorn’s list from 2013-2015.
Unfortunately for Grimley he only managed three games due to the Hawks abundance of forwards and eyed a change of scenery in 2016.
Grimley’s signing eases the pain of losing Simpson medallist Matt Boland (relocated) and leading goal-kicker Shane Yarran (drafted) last month and will be an important player for Subiaco in 2016.
The Lions have already been busy this off season securing the services of former AFL players Greg Broughton and Adam Cockie.
Broughton was apart of the Lions three-peat team of 06-08 and was Rookie Drafted by Fremantle the following year.
The versatile defender retired after the 2015 AFL Season with 109 AFL games under his belt and decided to return to his original WAFL club to finish off his career.
Greg Broughton returns home to play for the Lions
Cockie was a rising star for Subiaco before being taken in the 2009 AFL Rookie Draft by the West Coast Eagles.
The athletic midfielder played in the 2011 Grand Final loss to Claremont and moved to Sandringham, Victoria the year after.
Adam Cockie returns and could possibly fill the inside midfielder role left vacant by Sam Menegola who was taken by Geelong in the 2015 AFL Draft.
Subi have also been able to add speed with the acquisition of Shaquille Mckenzie who joins the Lions after two seasons with the Northern Territory Thunder.
Mckenzie is a dangerous winger/forward who can create play with his ability.
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