2020 WAFL Club Preview: Subiaco

SUBIACO Football Club will aim to continue its dominance over the West Australian Football League (WAFL) modern era, aiming for its ninth WAFL League premiership, seventh Reserves premiership and second Colts premiership since 2000.

The League side will be aiming for its second three-peat of premierships, and with stars such as reigning Sandover Medallist Lachlan Delahunty, four time Best and Fairest winner Kyal Horsley, Bernie Naylor Medallist Ben Sokol, as well as the inspirational captain Leigh Kitchin still playing, the Lions are poised for another finals campaign.

The likes of Hayden Kennedy, Angus Litherland, Jordan Lockyer, Harrison Marsh and Ben Newton are also key players for the Lions’ premiership hopes. Young guns Ryan Borchet and Greg Clark also look set to truly announce themselves as rising stars of the WAFL competition.

There are also a number of talented young players on Subiaco’s list that look destined to have an impact for the senior team in 2020. These young players include Jack Beverley, Michael Braut, Aaron Breman, Liam Hickmott, McKenzie Lawrence, Jacob Miller, Ben Reid, and Kyle Stainsby.

While the League team is full of star players, there are a number of quality youngsters coming through the Reserves that could prove to be good WAFL League players. As such, it can be expected that the Reserves will make a serious push for finals in 2020.

The Colts will be aiming to make finals again after missing out in 2019. The 2018 premiers boast a number of promising players including Matthew Johnson, Blake Morris, Jaxon Bilchuris, Sam Broughton, Mark Corbett, Ezekiel Bolton, Campbell Franceschi, and Bryce McDonald.

2020 League Coach: Beau Wardman

2020 League Captain: Leigh Kitchin

2020 Reserves Coach: Paul Vines

2020 Colts Coach: Chayce Creedy

2020 Colts Captain: Connor Patterson

2020 Colts Leadership Group: Connor Patterson (C), Lachlan Vanirsen, Lachlan Henderson, Sandon Page

Ins: Jordan Adams (Peel / Warnbro Swans), Daniel Farmer (Karratha Kats), Jonathan Garlett (East Fremantle), Oskar Matthews (Swan Districts), Joshua Robbins (Claremont), Luke Shepherd (Peel / Warnbro Swans), Francis Shoveller (Kelmscott / Bidyadanga), Jake Stergiou (Claremont), Lewis Upton (Dampier Sharks).

Outs: Josh Chapman (West Perth), Travis Clegget, Josh Deluca, Tristan Hobley (NEAFL), Craig Hoskins (Retired), Justin Joyce, Daniel Leach (GNFL), Jack Mayo (St Kilda), Simon Moore, Tim Sutherland (Kalgoorlie), Ryan Vermeersch, Clancy Wheeler.

2020 NAB AFL State-Based Academy Players: Matthew Johnson, Blake Morris

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