2019 Outridge Medal Preview

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Subiaco’s celebration of 2019 continues on Friday night, with the annual Outridge Medal Night to be held at the Leederville Sports Bar & Function’s Centre.

After a fantastic season, highlighted by becoming back-to-back premiers and finishing the home and away season only losing one game, Subiaco’s players, coaches, support staff members and fans will be on hand as the fairest and best of the season are recognised.

As is always the case in a premiership year, the honour of being recognised as the club’s best has extra merit ahead of the 2019 medal count.

Also on Outridge Medal night, the club’s most courageous and best clubmen are recognised with the President’s Trophy, City of Subiaco Medallion and the Newton Screaigh Awards.

The best rising star is also acknowledged with the Dennis Barron Memorial Trophy and GOLDS player of the year will also be announced.




The reigning Outridge Medal winner has had a great season for the Lions, notching up game 200 in Round 20 against East Perth this year. Horsley backed up one of his best seasons in 2018, playing every game in 2019 and averaging 26.9 disposals a contest. The pressure that Kyal brings to the team is second-to-none, with Kyal setting a career high 128 tackles for the season, averaging over 6 tackles a game. Horsley also had a career-high 81 marks and is rightly a hot favourite become a four time Outridge Medal Winner. Can Kyal, like Subiaco, go back-to-back?


Mr Versitility became a Sandover Medallist in 2019 after a tremendous season with the Subiaco Lions; having his best season with the Club. Delahunty played every game throughout the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season averaging 26.6 disposals and had a total of 331 hit-outs. Another who has polled well in Outridge Medals past, including a second place finish in 2017. His consistent performances especially in the back end of the season and becoming the 2019 Sandover medallist means the popular Delahunty could take his first Outridge Medal in 2019. 


Captaining the team for the first time in 2019, the 2017 Outridge Medal winner and 2018 runner-up is also in with a shot of winning his second Outridge Medal, after another consistent season in the Subiaco midfield. Kitchin had 453 disposals across the year, including 33 possessions against Swan Districts in Round 18 of the 2019 season. Kitchin also racked up 60 marks and 101 tackles across the year, and could well win his second Outridge Medal.


As the WAFL leading goal kicker in 2019, Sokol finished with 60 goals in the season and was a focal point in an evenly-contributing forward line. Sokol’s worth to Subiaco’s forward structure was seen not just with his goal kicking, but as the leading mark taker for the club finishing 2019 with a career high 166 marks in the season. Sokol showed improved consistency in 2019, playing all 20 games, and kicked goals in 17 of those 20 matches, including 25 goals in four rounds from Rounds 17-20. Winning the Bernie Naylor Medal and a career high goals and marks means Sokol is in with a chance of winning the Outridge Medal on Friday. 


The ever reliable Lockyer produced another outstanding season in 2019, beating all opponents with relative ease and proving a key piece of a history setting Subiaco defence. Subiaco’s defence produced one of their great seasons and Lockyer was one of the chief architects behind this. Lockyer only missed one game averaging over 13 disposals and five marks a contest. Lockyer’s standout performances were demonstrated by keeping 2018 Bernie Naylor Medallist, Mason Shaw, to six goals across four games including a goalless WAFL Grand Final. With Subiaco’s defence producing having a great season, Lockyer is within a chance of a big night on Friday.


It promises to be a big Friday night, live from the Leederville Sports Bar & Function’s Centre, if you can’t make it, stay tuned to Subiaco’s social media accounts across the night for live updates.