West Australian Football League’s highest individual honour was awarded last night to twenty-four year old South Fremantle midfielder, Haiden Schloithe.
The Sandover Medal has been awarded annually since 1921 and is presented to the fairest and best player in the league.
Subiaco Oval is home to the Sandover Medal Walk where footpath pavers are placed along Roberts Road and Haydn Bunton Drive to recognise the WAFL competition, its proud history and connection to Subiaco.
Schloithe, along with past recipients, the Western Australian Football Commission (WAFC) and the City of Subiaco gathered at Subiaco Oval today to lay the 2017 Sandover Medalist paver on the Sandover Medal Walk.
The celebration marks the final paver added to the Sandover Medal Walk as Subiaco prepares to farewell football with the last ever Australian Rules game to be played at the oval this weekend.
The Sandover Medal Walk is a valuable part of the heritage and history of football in Western Australia and its connection to Subiaco.
The City of Subiaco is working with the WAFC and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority to ensure the Sandover Medal Walk is protected during any future redevelopment work that occurs at the site.
Subiaco has been the home of West Australian football since 1908. The 2017 WAFL Grand Final will be played at Subiaco Oval this Sunday from 2.50pm between Subiaco and Peel.
For more information about the event and activations on game day visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/wafl