Subiaco intra-club clash

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:38 AM

The Subiaco senior program had their first competitive hit-out of 2021, with an intra club match being played on Saturday morning at Leederville Oval. 

Speaking with Head Coach Beau Wardman, he said it was exciting for the players to get into some elongated match-play on Saturday in a competitive hit-out.

We managed our minutes this week as we continue to build in our conditioning program. The additional breaks meant we could implement a couple of things we have trialled over summer.”

“The biggest change was adapting to the new interpretations around the protected areas” said Wardman.

Some seniors players were managed due to a limited pre-season with Jordan Lockyer, Harry Marsh, Lachlan Delahunty and Max Walters missing the game.

We are cognisant at this time of the year that individual preparations can be varied and this gives others an opportunity to step up.

Jakob Atkinson also played some managed minutes in a different role.

A few players caught Wardman’s eye during the game including new recruit Lewis Putt, and Colts Premiership Player Jaxon McGowan.

We gave young Lewis Putt a run through the ruck, he did a great job first up for the club coming down from Scarborough. It was good to see Ryan Borchet and Aaron Heal back out on the field having missed most of the short 2020 season.”

Greg Clark stood up in the midfield and showed great leadership with some of the development mids. Jaxon McGowan showed some promising signs in defence lining up on Brandon Matera” said Wardman.

The Club will continue to build our match play over the next few weeks ahead of our first hit-out against East Fremantle in the pre-season fixture on March 13. “With just over five weeks until round one, our preparations start to ramp up and really dial into our connection” said Wardman.