Around The Club: April 2016
- Thursday, 21 April 2016
The Lions are undefeated so far in 2016 with five straight wins and will enjoy their bye week rest with an unblemished record. The reigning premiers have illustrated a strong desire to repeat the efforts of 2015.
With the only major injuries being Scott Hancock (knee) and Tom Smith (leg) the Lions are heading to the break close to full strength and Football Manager Daniel Vidovich says they’ll utilise the time to freshen up further.
“The boys will come in for two sessions and we will continue to monitor the health of the playing squad during the week. They will have the weekend off and back to business on Monday.” Added Vidovich
The Subiaco Football club has refined their statistics methods in 2016 with a specialised group providing Jarrad Schofield and the coaches with key information on game days. Being able to dissect and absorb the game as it goes is crucial and Pete Douglas and his team have been the coaches’ best friend in 2016. When the Lions meet their key performance indicators they tend to win.
Subiaco’s total winning streak, including 2015, stretched to ten games with the win over Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval last weekend. Subi have a long way to go to top the records however. The most amount of games won consecutively by a Subiaco side was 19 in 2006. The most amount of games won consecutively in WAFL history was East Fremantle with 35 starting in 1945
Subiaco young guns Will Hickmont and Xavier Peacock were selected in the initial squad intake for the WA State 16’s squad. Regardless of being selected or not State Talent Manager Adam Jones vows to use the opportunity to develop the young WA players.
If you’ve noticed a familiar face around the office in the last week or so we’ve welcomed the return of Jacqueline Davenport as a temporary registrar. Jacqueline worked for Subiaco during the Glory Years and is currently employed by Racing and Waging West Australia. Welcome back Jaq!