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Subi Footy Club: Mid-Season Report

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 1:41 PM

1st on Ladder (12-0-3)
968 points for (5th in WAFL League)
691 points against (1st in WAFL League)

Greg Clark 345 disposals (5th in WAFL League)
Greg Clark 77 Tackles (1st in WAFL League)
Leigh Kitchin 69 Tackles (2nd in WAFL League)
Ben Sokol 27 Goals (5th in WAFL League)

At the half-way stage of the competition, the Subiaco league side sit top of the ladder by percentage, with the Lions, South Fremantle and Claremont all sitting on 36 points for the year.
Subiaco are set to play the three other sides in the top four over the next three weeks, in what looks to shape the top four come season end.

To date, Subiaco have exposed 36 players to league football (4th most league players used in the WAFL), with eight debutants featuring throughout the season; including Johnson, a 2020 Colts Premiership player. Over the last two years, the club has averaged using 35.5 league players each year, with the club having blooded the second-most league players in the WAFL competition behind Perth (36 average) over that two-year period.

The Club, while also having experienced WAFL campaigners with seven players having played over 100 games, Subiaco also have 22 league players having played less than 20 games. This includes the five 2018 Colts Premiership players (Stainsby, Hickmott brothers, Martin, J. Faraone) currently playing league football this year, with a total of 79 league combined games to date, with Mayo also expected to play League football by season end.

Subiaco historically have a strong contribution of players selected to represent WA, and 2021 was no different with six players selected into the squad; Leigh Kitchin eventual State captain, while Ben Sokol and the 2019 Sandover Medallist Lachlan Delahunty provided further leadership in the squad, while Harry Marsh, Kyle Stainsby and Greg Clark rounded out the Subiaco players selected into the 30-man squad. 

5th on Ladder (5-0-5)
640 points for 
648 points against (4th in WAFL Reserves)

Ben Golding 209 disposals (4th WAFL Reserves)
Ben Golding 52 Tackles (3rd in WAFL Reserves)
Oskar Matthews 184 Hit-Outs (4th in WAFL Reserves)

We are even after 10 rounds of the 2021 Reserves competition, going 5-5 in the win/loss ratio, and currently sitting fifth on the ladder and in contention to play finals football this year.

Subiaco have played a total of 50 players though the reserves competition throughout the first 10 rounds of the reserves season; the second highest in the WAFL Reserves behind Peel Thunder. 

To date, there have been 11 2020 Colts Premiership players having played senior football this year after transitioning from the colts program into the senior program in 2021. One of the Colts players has played league football already, with a few in contention each week for the league call-up.

As part of the Subiaco Football Club transition program; this year there has been 15 Colts players exposed to senior football, participating in seniors training, seniors game reviews and a taste of the emerging leader program. 

6th on ladder (5-0-5)
606 points for 
674 points against (5th in WAFL Colts)

Jake South 236 Hit-outs (1st in WAFL Colts)
Neil Erasmus 28 Disposals average (5th WAFL Colts)

The first half of the Colts season has been a great period of growth for the young group of guys. After suffering a big loss in round one, the team was able to bounce back with a couple wins, now sitting on the ladder in 6th place with five wins and five losses, three of which were narrow losses.

With only 13 boys having played in previous seasons, the team has had to come a long way in building group cohesion which is starting to show by playing some strong Subi football displayed in the last game against Perth FC. Having 14 colts move to seniors from last season with 11 of those playing senior football in 2021, there has been an opportunity for 32 boys to get their first game in the maroon and gold, 12 of which were our Future’s players which will have at least two more years of colt’s football ahead of them. With commitments of state football, PSA, injuries and selection, 45 boys have had the opportunity to play colts this year with only a couple in the squad yet to play. 

We have had four boys deservingly selected in the State 19’s Academy, Neil Erasmus, Richie Farmer, Matthew Johnson and Jake South, with Matthew Johnson already notching up three WAFL league games. A pivotal game against South Fremantle this week, a win will push the colts into the top 5 and with some handy inclusions in the back end of the season give the team a strong chance to play finals.

“After a couple successful years of the Subiaco talent teams, its promising to see from fresh faces in the system with 32 new players in our colts program and our Future’s team going undefeated to start the year. I believe with the talent coming through, Subiaco FC will remain strong for the years to come” said Subiaco Talent Manager, Stuart Berryman.