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The Final Siren Countdown - 2 Subiaco AFL Greats

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:05 AM
WIth just two days until "The Final Siren" anticipation is growing for this great club event.
One of the more recent trends for Subiaco's home at Subiaco Oval, is former Subiaco players dominating on the AFL stage. These are two of the best Subiaco products that went on to make a name for themselves on the big stage at Subiaco Oval
240 AFL Games/73 Goals
Matthew Priddis is one of the modern day greats of the AFL, originally starting his career with the Subiaco Lions.
In 63 games for Subiaco, he won the 2004 WAFL Rising Star Award, the 2005 Simpson Medal, the 2005 Outridge Medal, along with the 2006 Sandover Medal and was a key player in Subiaco’s 2004 & 2006 Premiership teams.
After 2004, he was offered a lucrative offer to go to the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), but he remained loyal and decided to stay with the mighty Lions. And it paid dividends for he was picked up by the West Coast Eagles with pick #31 in the 2006 AFL Rookie Draft.
He went on to play 240 games for the West Coast Eagles, including 129 games at Subiaco Oval. He also won a host of awards including the 2014 Brownlow Medal, runner-up in the 2015 Brownlow, All-Australian selection in 2015, the 2013 John Worsfold Medal, and two Ross Glendinning Medals (2011 & 2016).
An inside midfielder, Priddis embodied all of the Subiaco values: hunger, respect, ruthlessness and sacrifice. He was always hungry for the contest, he was ruthless with his attack on the ball and man, he respected his team-mates and he always made sacrifices for the greater benefit of the team.
206 AFL Games (63x WCE, 131x PAFC, 12x FFC)
Jarrad Schofield is arguably Subiaco’s most influential person in the modern history of the club.
He helped Subiaco in their hat-trick of premierships between 2006 and 2008, and has since coached Subiaco to back-to-back premierships in 2014 & 2015, as well as minor premierships in 2016 & 2017. He was also the Subiaco Colts’ coach from 2010 to 2011.
In 1992 he was selected by the West Coast Eagles, with pick #49. For the Eagles he amassed 63 games and kicked 34 goals. His best season for the Eagles came in 1996 when he played 22 games, kicked 22 goals, and averaged 16 possessions. He also won a rising star nomination, after a starring performance against Geelong in round nine, and won selection in WA State of Origin team.
During the 1998 Trade Period, he was traded to Port Adelaide in exchange for Scott Cummings. He proved to have successful time with the Power, playing 131 games. He also won the Showdown Medal in round 2, 2002 after gathering 29 possessions (10 contested), winning nine clearances, and recording five inside 50s and four rebounding 50s. His best season came in 2004, when he played 25 games, kicked 13 goals and was a key player in the Premiership-winning side.
He returned to Western Australia for the Fremantle Dockers, where he played 12 games across 2005 and 2006, before announcing his retirement from the AFL.
Drew Banfield – 29 Subiaco Games/265 AFL Games
Antoni Grover – 36 Subiaco Games/202 AFL Games
Des Headland – 42 Subiaco Games/166 AFL Games
Brett Heady – 42 Subiaco Games/156 AFL Games
Dean Kemp – 22 Subiaco Games/243 AFL Games
Dwayne Lamb – 191 Subiaco Games/151 AFL Games
Shane Parker – 51 Subiaco Games/238 AFL Games
Daniel Rich – 21 Subiaco Games/165 AFL Games