Horsley hangs them up

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 9:12 AM

Multiple Premiership player and four-time Outridge Medallist Kyal Horsley calls time on his career following the 2020 season and leaves a lasting legacy at the Lions.

The powerful midfielder calls time after 207 games for Subiaco across 12 years in the WAFL.

The 33-year-old was an outstanding sportsman in his youth in cricket, hockey and football, making his senior debut for the Kalgoorlie City Football Club when he was just 16.  

Horsley debuted for the Subiaco Football Club in round 16 against East Fremantle in 2007, hitting the scoreboard with two goals and finishing with 21 disposals. 

Kyal Horsley is undoubtedly the greatest Subiaco and WAFL player in the 21st century, winning five of his nine grand finals, recording three second-place Sandover Medal finishes to record a total of 241 Sandover votes; whilst also winning four Outridge medals and a Simpson medal in the 2018 Grand Final v West Perth.

In 2012, Kyal was selected by the Gold Coast Suns with their pick #2 of the rookie draft, before being elevated from the Rookie List. Horsley played 13 games for the Suns in his debut year, being awarded the "Most Professional" and "Iron Man" Award at the club’s best and fairest.

After averaging 16.6 disposals a game for the Suns, Kyal was delisted by the club after enduring a mid-season ACL injury in 2013.

Throughout his Subiaco league career (2007-2011 and 2014-2020), Horsley amassed a massive 4,772 disposals (ave 23 disposals per game), 608 marks, 656 tackles and kicked 116 goals. 

Horsley has had an influential impact on the Club across the past 12 years, bringing a new standard of professionalism and team culture; setting the benchmark for future years.  During his time at Subi, Kyal was able to show both his strong leadership styles and passion for football which lead him being a part of winning five WAFL grand finals.

Horsley is the third Lion to retire in 2020 after Rhys Waters and Ben Newton.

The Club wishes Kyal all the best for his future endeavours.