The Subiaco Football Club, nicknamed the Lions and known before 1973 as the Maroons, is an Australian rules football club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and WAFL Women's (WAFLW). It was founded in 1896, and admitted to the WAFL in 1901, along with North Fremantle. The club is currently based at Leederville Oval, having previously played at Subiaco Oval.

Subiaco Football Club
Full nameSubiaco Football Club
2023 season
Home-and-away season2nd
Club details
Founded1896; 128 years ago (1896)
Colours  Maroon   Gold
CompetitionWest Australian Football League (men)
WAFL Women's (women)
ChairmanRussell Smith
CoachBeau Wardman
Captain(s)Leigh Kitchin
Premierships16 (1912, 1913, 1915, 1924, 1973, 1986, 1988, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021)
Ground(s)(Leederville Oval) (capacity: 18,000)
Other information

History edit

Subiaco was incorporated in 1896, establishing its base at a small playing arena within the environs of the Shenton Park Lake. During the club's embryonic period it played in the "First Rate Juniors" competition from 1896 to 1900 and enjoyed premiership success. As a result, along with fellow First Rate Junior powerhouse North Fremantle the Subiaco Football Club joined the then West Australian Football Association competition (known today as the West Australian Football League – WAFL) in 1901. However, it struggled so much that there were long debates as to whether it should continue after it won only eleven games in its first seven seasons[1] but with the construction of Subiaco Oval on what was formerly called the "sand patch", the club's performances improved: very slowly at first, but very rapidly after the acquisition of two key forwards in Phil Matson and Herbert Limb for the 1912 season. That year Subiaco rose from second last to their first ever premiership despite a thrashing from East Fremantle in the final, and they again won premierships against Perth in 1913 and 1915 before loss of players to World War I gave them the rare ignominy of plummeting from premiers to the wooden spoon in 1916.

During the inter-war period Subiaco were mainly a middle-of-the-road outfit, though they did win a premiership from third in 1924 and played in three grand finals for the rest of that decade, only to lose each time to East Fremantle or East Perth. They were noted for a large number of outstanding players during this period, including ruckman Tom Outridge and rover Johnny Leonard, but as these players declined Subiaco began a period of struggle that would rival their experiences in the 1900s (and from 1975 to 1983).

They plummeted to their first wooden spoon since 1916 in 1937 and made an extremely ambitious recruiting coup by providing local employment for three Victorian champions in Haydn Bunton, Keith Shea and Les Hardiman. Although Bunton lived up to his Fitzroy reputation and at times did work far beyond that expected of a rover,[2] Shea and Hardiman did not, and Subiaco in the four seasons from 1938 to 1941 won only 23 and drew one of eighty games, finishing seventh twice and sixth twice in an eight-team competition.

After the WANFL operated on an under-age format for three seasons from 1942 to 1944, Subiaco rose to fifth in 1945 and third in 1946, but this proved a false honeymoon. Sorely lacking in high quality players, Subiaco between 1947 and 1956 won only thirty-eight of 198 games, and simply failed to recruit players of the quality that the two Fremantle sides, Perth and West Perth did.[3] It was engaged in a consistent battle with Swan Districts for the wooden spoon, and never finished higher than seventh in an eight-team competition.

Late in the 1950s, Subiaco emerged from the doldrums in spectacular fashion when in its first final for thirteen years it kicked a remarkable 16.8 (104) in the third quarter against Perth - easily a record quarter score for a senior Australian rules final.[4] They then beat East Fremantle to reach their first grand final since 1935, but were beaten by East Perth and in the following years Subiaco again struggled, winning only 69 and drawing three of 168 home-and-away games between 1960 and 1967 and never seeming to have good direction in their management. 1968, however, saw the club achieve stability through the recruitment of Haydn Bunton junior as coach and a record season from Austin Robertson at full forward, who kicked 157 goals and in one match against East Fremantle fifteen of nineteen (along with eleven behinds!). The club finished fourth every year from 1968 to 1970, but declined somewhat in 1971 and 1972. However, under new captain-coach Ross Smith and with the emergence of star players like Mike Fitzpatrick, Subiaco emerged for the first time since the Matson era as firm favourites for the flag during 1973 and duly beat West Perth.

However, with the departure of Fitzpatrick and Peter Featherby to the VFL, Subiaco returned to the dark days of the late 1940s and early 1950s. In 1974 they reached the First Semi-Final only to lose to Swan Districts, but would not participate in the finals for a decade afterwards and finished absolutely last in 1976, 1979, 1980 and 1982. In the process they won just 44 of 189 games, and in 1982 looked like a winless season before beating East Fremantle in the seventeenth round. However, during this period every one of the other seven WAFL clubs won at least one premiership. Their only genuinely class player of this era, Gary Buckenara, defected to Hawthorn after three years with the Lions. Worse still, unlike that earlier bleak era, Subiaco were hit by severe financial problems and only community involvement during the early 1980s managed to save the club from extinction.

The return of Haydn Bunton junior as coach after a long stint with South Adelaide was viewed by most Subiaco fans as the return of a master, and it is remarkable how he rose a nearly defunct club to a major force in the WAFL.[5] Subiaco moved from four wins to nine in 1984 (along with a reserves premiership[6]) and rose to second behind East Fremantle in 1985. Although it was their first finals appearance since 1974, Subiaco did not disappoint but ultimately failed by five points. However, 1986 saw them even better, beating VFL club St Kilda in the Foster's Cup and losing only four games all year - their second-best home-and-away return behind 1912 - before recovering from a thrashing from East Fremantle to demolish that team in the Grand Final by sixty-nine points.

Bunton junior's aim of a Subiaco dynasty was ended by the formation of the West Coast Eagles that summer, which quickly drained the WAFL of all its best talent. Nonetheless, he coached the Lions to another premiership in 1988, and although they did decline to only six wins in 1989 and 1990, Subiaco maintained a respectable position in the weakened WAFL over the next decade, before becoming the richest[7] and most powerful club therein during the 2000s under the coaching of Peter German and Scott Watters with premierships in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 - in the last of which they were amazingly unlucky not to be only the second undefeated team in open-age WAFL history suffering only a one-point loss to Swan Districts.

Subiaco would endure a lull after their historic three-peat between 2006 and 2008 before returning to the WAFL Grand Final against Claremont in 2011 under the guidance of ex-West Coast Eagle Chris Waterman. The Lions would be humbled by the Tigers on the day with a 56-point defeat solemnly ending Subiaco's season. The Lions suffered a Grand Final hangover in 2012 free-falling down the table to finish seventh with only seven wins. This resulted in head coach Chris Waterman being replaced by club great Jarrad Schofield who played in two premierships for the Lions on either side of a 206-game AFL career. Schofield worked hard to instil a new system at Subiaco resulting in a low key eighth finish again in 2013 with only six wins; but it would set the building blocks for a miraculous face lift in 2014.

After recruiting heavily over the off-season and relying on a strong base of home-grown talent the Lions turned their fortunes around to finish second in 2014 and contend for their seventh grand final in eleven seasons. Subiaco lost their first semi-final to the heavily favoured Royals before pulling off a nail-biting five-point win over the East Fremantle Sharks in an elimination final to secure the club's 24th Grand Final appearance. On a wet and blustery day the Lions proved too determined for the West Coast Eagles affiliated Royals to record a famous 16-point Grand Final victory and the club's twelfth historically. Jason Bristow was awarded best on ground with 23 disposals and a goal whilst Kyal Horsley captained Subiaco to his second Grand Final. Subiaco veteran Darren Rumble became the club's most successful player historically with his fifth premiership for the club.

Less than 24 hours after Subiaco secured their club's twelfth premiership they also had the club's second Brownlow Medallist with Matthew Priddis winning the AFL's best and fairest after an outstanding season with the West Coast Eagles. Priddis played 63 games for the Lions including two WAFL premierships and a Sandover medal before being drafted to the Eagles in 2006.

Subiaco entered the 2015 season in their third season under Jarrad Schofield and had to replace a host of retiring premiership stars. Jason Bristow, Shaun Hildebrandt, Daniel Leishman, Andrew Mcdougall and Robert Forrest all retired after the 2014 premiership. Subiaco used the open market to bring in a host of talent with Victorians Leigh Kitchin and Brett Robinson joining the club as well as Scott Hancock (East Fremantle), Sam Menegola (Ex-Fremantle) and Jordan Lockyer (Ex-Sydney). Talented youngster Michael Wood also re-joined the Lions after a year on Fremantle's list.

The influx of players had a big impact on the 2015 season with the six recruits combining for 117 games and big contributions in the club's 13th flag. The Lions were the most dominant season over the 2015 WAFL season finishing four games on top with a record of 17–3. Subiaco crushed rivals West Perth by 55 points in the second semi at Medibank Stadium to book their place in the Grand Final.

Heading into their seventh Grand Final in ten years the Lions stood as comprehensive favourites. West Perth made it through after beating Fremantle aligned Peel Thunder and West Coast aligned East Perth but were a class below in WAFL Grand Final 131. The Lions outplayed the Falcons in every term to run out 66-point winners at Domain Stadium to secure the club's 13th premiership. Matt Boland claimed the Simpson Medal for best player on ground with seven goals in a dazzling display.

Shane Yarran became the first player of indigenous heritage to win the leading goal-kicker award for Subi in 2015 with 46 on the season. The mercurial forward also claimed the REIWA Goal of the Year.

In 2016 the Lions looked to achieve the second three-peat in the club's long history. Key premiership players Shane Yarran & Sam Menegola departed to the AFL and 2016 proved to be the biggest challenge for Jarrad Schofield and his men. Despite finishing first over the home and away season and convincingly winning their semi-final, the Lions fell agonisingly short of the Peel Thunder squad. The Fremantle Football Club aligned club fielded 17 Dockers including past hero Shane Yarran. Subiaco lost by 23 points but earned the admiration of the WAFL community against an incredibly talented Peel side.

In 2019, Beau Wardman replaced Jarrad Schofield as senior coach and Leigh Kitchin took over the reins from Kyal Horsley as club captain. Adam Cockie and Brad Stevenson retired before the start of 2018. Zac Clarke was recruited by Essendon as part of the new AFL pre-season draft. Harry Marsh joined the Lions after being delisted by Sydney Swans. The club recorded an 17–1 season before winning the Grand Final by 96 points over South Fremantle, the biggest Grand Final win in club history. Ben Sokol was named Simpson Medalist. Lachlan Delahunty won the Sandover Medal by one vote from Kyal Horsley.

Subiaco were a foundation member of the WAFL Women's competition in 2019.

Club song edit

The club song of the Subiaco Football Club is sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" written by a supporter John Irvin and adopted by the club.

Subiaco players know the meaning of success
Dedication is the way to fight for happiness
We're the mighty, fighting Lions and we'll grind them in the ground
To the premiership, we're bound.

Glory, Glory Subiaco
Glory, Glory Subiaco
Glory, Glory Subiaco
The team is striving on.

Glory, Glory Subiaco
Glory, Glory Subiaco
Glory, Glory Subiaco
The team is striving on.

Subiaco players know the meaning of success
Dedication is the way to fight for happiness
We're the mighty, fighting Lions and we'll grind them in the ground
To the premiership, we're bound.

Glory, Glory Subiaco
Glory, Glory Subiaco
Glory, Glory Subiaco
The team is striving on.

Glory, Glory Subiaco
Glory, Glory Subiaco
Glory, Glory Subiaco
The team is striving on.

Honours edit

Club honours edit

Competition Level Wins Years won
WAFL Seniors 16 1912, 1913, 1915, 1924, 1973, 1986, 1988, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021
WAFL Reserves Reserves 18 1928, 1929, 1931, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1972, 1984, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2017, 2018, 2022
WAFL Colts Colts (U19) 4 1974, 1989, 2018, 2020
WAFL Fourths (1965–1974) Fourths 1 1970
Other titles and honours
Rodriguez Shield Multiple 12 1970, 1973, 1986, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
State Premiership (1902–1924) Seniors 2 1913, 1924
WAFL Women's minor premierships Seniors 2 2019, 2020
Finishing positions
WAFL Minor premiership 19 1912, 1913, 1925, 1935, 1943, 1973, 1986, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Runners Up 15 1925, 1926, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1959, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017
Wooden spoons 21 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1916, 1937, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1996

Individual honours edit

Sandover Medal Winners: (10 total) 1921: Tom Outridge, 1935: Lou Daily, 1938: Haydn Bunton Sr, 1939: Haydn Bunton Sr, 1941: Haydn Bunton Sr, 1991: Ian Dargie, 1994: Ian Dargie, 2000: Richard Ambrose, 2002/2004: Allistair Pickett, 2006: Matthew Priddis, 2019: Lachlan Delahunty

Simpson Medalists: (9 total) 1973: Dennis Blair, 1985: Brian Taylor, 1986: Mark Zanotti, 1988: Mick Lee, 2004: Paul Vines, 2006: Marc Webb, 2007: Brad Smith, 2008: Chris Hall, 2014: Jason Bristow, 2015: Matt Boland

Bernie Naylor Medalists: (22 total) 1913: H. Limb (40), 1915: H. Limb (46), 1920: Pat Rodriguez (36), 1957: Don Glass (83), 1962: Austin Robertson Jr. (89), 1964: Austin Robertson Jr. (96), 1968: Austin Robertson Jr. (162), 1969: Austin Robertson Jr. (114), 1970: Austin Robertson Jr. (116), 1971: Austin Robertson Jr. (111), 1972: Austin Robertson Jr. (98), 1987: Todd Breman (111), 1988: Todd Breman (75), 1993: Jason Heatley (111), 1995: Jason Heatley (123), 1998: Todd Ridley (77), 2003: Brad Smith (84), 2004: Brad Smith (109), 2005: Lachlan Oakley (83), 2007: Brad Smith (126), 2008: Brad Smith (104), 2011: Blake Broadhurst (68), 2015: Shane Yarran (46)

JJ Leonard Medalists: 2002: Kevan Sparks, 2004: Peter German, 2015: Jarrad Schofield, 2018: Jarrad Schofield, 2019: Beau Wardman

Tassie Medal Winners: (1 total) 1969: Peter Eakins

All Australians: 1966: Brian Sarre, 1969: Peter Eakins, 1972: George Young, 1986: Laurie Keene, 1986: Andrew MacNish

Records edit

Record Home Attendance: 21 088 v. Claremont on 2 June 1986

Highest Score: 29.33 (207) v. Peel Thunder on 3 May 2008 and 33.9 (207) v South Fremantle on 28 August 2010

Lowest Score: 0.0 (0) v. South Fremantle on 4 August 1906

Lowest Scores since 1919: 1.2 (8) vs. East Perth on 7 August 1920 and 1.5 (11) v. East Fremantle on 24 July 1954

Longest Winning Streak: 25 games from Grand Final, 2017 to Round 6, 2019 (including 2018 premiership)

Longest Losing Streak: 24 games from Round 1, 1902 to Round 9, 1903

Team of the Century edit

Subiaco's Team of the Century was selected in 2008.

Honourboard edit

This table lists the coaches, captains, best-and-fairest winners and leading goalscorers for Subiaco since 1920. Data for goalkickers are sketchy before the late 1920s[8]

Season Place Record Coach Captain Best & Fairest
(Tom Outridge Medal)
Leading goalkicker
1920 4th 7–8–1 Wally Steele Wally Steele Wally Steele Pat Rodriguez (36)
1921 5th 6–8–1 Wally Steele Harry Morgan Tom Outridge Sr.
1922 5th 4–11 Jack Leckie
Wally Steele
Wally Steele Tom Outridge Sr.
1923 5th 5–10 Tom Outridge Sr. Tom Outridge Sr. Snowy Hamilton
1924 Premiers 10–7–1 Tom Cain Snowy Hamilton Snowy Hamilton
1925 R/Up 10–6–1 Tom Cain George Scaddan Bill Brophy
1926 R/Up 10–9–1 Tom Cain Snowy Hamilton Johnny Leonard Pat Rodriguez (52)
1927 4th 10–9 Sam Gravenall Tom Outridge Sr. Johnny Leonard Len Metherell (49)
1928 4th 10–9 Alec Robinson George Pengel Johnny Leonard Bert Nissen (54)
1929 4th 9–10 Alec Robinson Tom Outridge Sr. Johnny Leonard Bert Nissen (57)
1930 4th 9–10 Arthur Green Johnny Leonard Johnny Leonard Geoff Smith (30)
1931 R/Up 13–8 Arthur Green Bill Brophy Billy Faul Stewart Daily (44)
1932 5th 8–10 Arthur Green Bill Brophy Peter Mackay
Stewart Daily
Harold Bancroft (58)
1933 R/Up 9–12 Arthur Green Johnny Grigg Geoff Smith Bert Nissen (53)
1934 6th 7–13–1 Arthur Green Geoff Smith John Bowe
Geoff Smith
Jack Jennings (92)
1935 R/Up 15–5 Frank Murphy Frank Murphy Lou Daily Jack Jennings (93)
1936 4th 11–10 Frank Murphy Frank Murphy Lou Daily Jack Jennings (52)
1937 8th 4–17 Frank Murphy Frank Murphy Lou Daily Les Mills (36)
1938 7th 8–12 Haydn Bunton Sr. Haydn Bunton Sr. Haydn Bunton Sr. Haydn Bunton Sr. (51)
1939 7th 3–17 Haydn Bunton Sr.
Keith Shea
Haydn Bunton Sr.
Keith Shea
Haydn Bunton Sr. Haydn Bunton Sr. (59)
1940 6th 5–14–1 Arthur Green Lloyd Strack Les Hardiman Haydn Bunton Sr. (34)
1941 6th 7–13 Haydn Bunton Sr. Haydn Bunton Sr. Haydn Bunton Sr. Haydn Bunton Sr. (46)
Underage Comp
5th 7–9–1 Bill Brophy Bob Herd
Wally Bone
Trevor Preston
Wally Bone
John Hetherington (67)
Underage Comp
3rd 13–6 Bill Brophy Bill Mackey Merv Beckham Ernie Tonkinson (59)
Underage Comp
5th 8–11 Bill Brophy Stan Prouse
Merv Beckham
Merv Beckham Ernie Tonkinson (71)
1945 5th 10–10 Seff Parry Ossie Diggins Leo Hickey Jack Cooper (43)
1946 3rd 11–10 Frank Murphy Fred Williams Fred Williams Fred Williams (22)
1947 8th 3–16 Seff Parry Fred Williams Bill Alderman Bill Ralph (27)
1948 7th 5–14 Fred Williams Fred Williams Albert “Bub” Howe Jeff Smith (34)
1949 8th 2–16 Fred Williams Fred Williams Colin Davey Bob Lindsay (30)
1950 8th 5–16 Jack Sweet Jack Sweet Neil Althorpe Bob Lindsay (30)
1951 7th 4–17 Jack Sweet Jack Sweet Don Carter Ernie Hagdorn (27)
1952 7th 3–17 Jack Sweet Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Jeff Smith (27)
1953 8th 2–19 Jesse Newton Jeff Smith Don Carter Colin Davey (23)
Trevor Buggins (23)
1954 8th 4–16 Charlie Strang Don Carter Don Carter Alan White (27)
1955 8th 4–16 Charlie Strang Ron Jarvis Peter Amaranti Warwick Denton (33)
1956 7th 6–13 Charlie Tyson Charlie Tyson Charlie Tyson Don Glass (52)
1957 6th 7–14 Charlie Tyson Charlie Tyson Don Glass Don Glass (83)
1958 5th 10–11 Charlie Tyson Charlie Tyson Tom Robbins Don Glass (49)
1959 R/Up 14–10 Charlie Tyson Charlie Tyson Don Glass Reg Hampson (60)
1960 5th 12–9 Charlie Tyson Charlie Tyson Laurie Kettlewell Reg Hampson (61)
1961 3rd 12–11 Dan Murray Laurie Kettlewell Tom Robbins Reg Hampson (50)
1962 7th 8–12–1 Dave Cuzens Dave Cuzens Laurie Kettlewell Austin Robertson Jr. (89)
1963 6th 8–13 Dave Cuzens
Bob Browning
Keven Merifield Wally Martin Austin Robertson Jr. (79)
1964 4th 13–8–1 Keith Slater Keith Slater Wally Martin Austin Robertson Jr. (94)
1965 7th 8–12 Keith Slater Kevin Merifield Austin Robertson Jr. Austin Robertson Jr. (108)
1966 7th 6–14–1 Keith Slater Keith Slater Ross Gosden Kevin Merifield (27)
1967 8th 3–18 Alan Killigrew Reg Hampson Cam Blakemore Austin Robertson Jr. (104)
1968 4th 12–10 Haydn Bunton Jr. Haydn Bunton Jr. Austin Robertson Jr. Austin Robertson Jr. (162)
1969 4th 12–10 Haydn Bunton Jr. Haydn Bunton Jr. Cam Blakemore Austin Robertson Jr. (104)
1970 4th 13–9 Haydn Bunton Jr. Haydn Bunton Jr. Cam Blakemore Austin Robertson Jr. (116)
1971 5th 10–11 Haydn Bunton Jr. Colin Williams Keith Watt Austin Robertson Jr. (111)
1972 6th 8–13 Haydn Bunton Jr. Peter Metropolis Brian Sierakowski Austin Robertson Jr. (98)
1973 Premiers 18–6 Ross G. Smith Ross G. Smith Mike Fitzpatrick Austin Robertson Jr. (77)
1974 4th 12–10 Ross G. Smith Ross G. Smith Mike Fitzpatrick Austin Robertson Jr. (59)
1975 7th 9–12 David Parkin David Parkin
Peter Burton
Peter Burton Neil Randall (43)
1976 8th 4–17 Jack Ensor Peter Burton Neil Randall Gary Fathers (35)
1977 6th 7–14 Brian Douge Brian Douge Peter Featherby Gary Fathers (84)
1978 7th 5–16 Brian Douge Brian Douge Peter Featherby Mick Malone (54)
1979 8th 3–18 Peter Burton Brian Douge Alex Hamilton Graham Schultz (38)
1980 8th 2–19 Ken Armstrong Brian Douge Alex Hamilton Peter Munro (61)
1981 5th 9–12 Ken Armstrong Brian Douge Neil Taylor Gary Buckenara (42)
1982 8th 1–20 Ken Armstrong Neil Taylor Dwayne Lamb Brian Taylor (34)
1983 7th 4–17 Peter Daniels
Brian Fairclough
Neil Taylor Neil Taylor Clinton Brown (59)
1984 7th 9–12 Haydn Bunton Jr. Neil Taylor Dwayne Lamb Clinton Brown (54)
1985 R/Up 16–8 Haydn Bunton Jr. Neil Taylor Dwayne Lamb Laurie Keene (78)
1986 Premiers 19–5 Haydn Bunton Jr. Neil Taylor Laurie Keene Stephen Sells (74)
1987 R/Up 15–8–1 Haydn Bunton Jr. Neil Taylor Greg Wilkinson Todd Breman (111)
1988 Premiers 16–8 Haydn Bunton Jr. Greg Wilkinson Brian Taylor Todd Breman (77)
1989 6th 6–15 Haydn Bunton Jr. Brian Taylor Brad McDougall Brett Heady (35)
1990 7th 6–15 Haydn Bunton Jr. Brian Taylor Damian Hampson Wayne Golding (38)
1991 R/Up 15–10 Haydn Bunton Jr. Brian Taylor Andrew MacNish Todd Breman (55)
1992 5th 11–11 Haydn Bunton Jr. Rod Willet Phil Scott Rod Willet (43)
1993 3rd 12–12 Tony Solin David Snow Rod Willet Jason Heatley (111)
1994 4th 14–9 Tony Solin David Snow Ian Dargie Jason Heatley (81)
1995 R/Up 20–4 Gary Buckenara Dwayne Lamb Andrew Donnelly Jason Heatley (123)
1996 8th 6–15 Gary Buckenara Dwayne Lamb Nathan O'Connor Jason Heatley (55)
1997 7th 9–11 Peter Thorne Jay Burton Damian Hampson Todd Breman (43)
1998 3rd 12–10 Peter Thorne Damian Hampson Todd Ridley Todd Ridley (73)
1999 3rd 15–7 Kevan Sparks Damian Hampson Nathan O'Connor Todd Ridley (45)
2000 3rd 12–8 Kevan Sparks Tony Godden
Michael Symons
Michael Symons Brad Smith (33)
2001 4th 9–9–1 Kevan Sparks Tony Godden
Michael Symons
Richard Maloney Ben Knights (38)
2002 3rd 13–7 Kevan Sparks Tony Godden David Lucas Luke Toia (23)
2003 R/Up 17–5 Peter German Richard Maloney Marc Webb Brad Smith (84)
2004 Premiers 17–5 Peter German Richard Maloney Allistair Pickett Brad Smith (109)
2005 3rd 18–4 Peter German Marc Webb Matt Priddis Lachlan Oakley (80)
2006 Premiers 20–2 Peter German Marc Webb Mark Haynes David Mapleston (57)
2007 Premiers 18–4 Scott Watters Marc Webb Brad Smith Brad Smith (126)
2008 Premiers 21–1 Scott Watters Marc Webb Greg Broughton Brad Smith (110)
2009 R/Up 14–9 Scott Watters Brad Smith Shaun Hildebrandt Trent Dennis-Lane (66)
2010 6th 10–10 Chris Waterman Aidan Parker Blake Broadhurst Blake Broadhurst (56)
2011 R/Up 14–9 Chris Waterman Aidan Parker Kyal Horsley Blake Broadhurst (68)
2012 7th 7–13 Chris Waterman Aidan Parker Aidan Parker Blake Broadhurst (32)
2013 8th 6–14 Jarrad Schofield Aidan Parker George Hampson
Brett Mahoney
Brad Stevenson (20)
2014 Premiers 16–7 Jarrad Schofield Kyal Horsley Kyal Horsley Matthew Boland (53)
2015 Premiers 19–4 Jarrad Schofield Kyal Horsley Chris Phelan Shane Yarran (46)
2016 R/Up 16–4 Jarrad Schofield Kyal Horsley Chris Phelan Hamish Shepheard (51)
2017 R/Up 16–4 Jarrad Schofield Kyal Horsley Leigh Kitchin Liam Ryan (73)
2018 Premiers 20–0 Jarrad Schofield Kyal Horsley Kyal Horsley Ben Sokol (43)
2019 Premiers 19–1 Beau Wardman Leigh Kitchin Kyal Horsley Ben Sokol (51)
2020 6th 4–4 Beau Wardman Leigh Kitchin Kyle Stainsby Nicholas Martin (19)
2021 Premiers 16–4 Beau Wardman Leigh Kitchin Leigh Kitchin Ben Sokol (45)
2022 7th 7–11 Beau Wardman Leigh Kitchin Stef Giro Ben Sokol (41)

AFL/VFL players (including rookies) edit

Subiaco has a relationship with the VFL/AFL dating back to the start of the 20th century, with numerous players moving in both directions to and from Victoria and Western Australia. The list below is a summary of Subiaco footballers who have achieved the highest individual honours while playing for a VFL/AFL club.

See also edit

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ See Spillman, Ken, Diehards: The Story of the Subiaco Football Club 1896-1945, pp. 33-37 ISBN 0-646-35834-0
  2. ^ See Spillman, Diehards Part I, pp. 151-160
  3. ^ See Spillman, Ken, Diehards - the Story of the Subiaco Football Club 1946-2000, ISBN 0-9578185-0-5
  4. ^ WAFL Footy Facts: All Quarters
  5. ^ See Devaney, John, Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion, p. 278. ISBN 978-0-9556897-1-0
  6. ^ Devaney, Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion, p. 277
  7. ^ Lewis, Ross, 'Subiaco Find the Answer Up-Front', The Game, p. 14, from The West Australian, 3 April 2006
  8. ^ Spillman; Diehards: The Story of the Subiaco Football Club 1896-1945; p. 184