Clancy Wheeler 150 League Games

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Clancy Wheeler will play game 150 this week against the Perth Demons at Leederville Oval on Saturday at 2:10pm. The game will mark a special achievement for the versatile Esperance product known affectionally as Clanger as he will receive Life Membership from the Subiaco Football Club.

Wheeler, a product of the Newtown Condingup Football Club, initially moved to Perth from Esperance to play cricket with Gosnells at the end of 2010 while training once a week in pre-season due to his cricket commitments. After playing the first 7 games in the Reserves he would make his League debut for the Lions in round 11 and is fitting that it is against the opponents for this week in Perth. His 4 goals on debut were not enough to get his side over the line that day but proved to be a great indication of the career that would follow.

Wheeler describes the Life Membership as “an absolute honour to receive from the Subiaco Football Club. It will hold a special place in my heart and something that I will cherish forever”. The 3 x Premiership Lion is proud of all 3 Premiership victories but holds the 2014 Grand Final victory over a strong East Perth as his most cherished. “2014 would be my career highlight. We came into the game as strong underdogs in really wet conditions and prevailed against a quality opponent”.

On an individual level, a game in 2011 sticks out in Wheeler’s mind. It was Round 11 vs South Fremantle in a regional game in Esperance. With the game close in the last quarter, Wheeler calmly kicked a goal to seal victory in front of his home crowd of family and friends. It was there in that moment that the self-proclaimed Mayor of Esperance was born.

Wheeler has been a great servant to the Subiaco Football Club and is fitting he will play game 150 in front of his home crowd at Leederville this Saturday.

Games: 149
Debut: Round 11 vs Perth Demons, 2011
Goals: 107
Honours: 3 x Premiership Player (2014, 2015, 2018), 3 x WAFL State Representative (2013, 2015, 2017)