Webb & Pickett Inducted Into WAFL 200 Club
- Friday, 05 August 2011
Congratulations Webby & Ali
At the annual WAFL 200 Club dinner held on 3rdAugust at the Subi Sports Bar Marc Webb and Allistair Pickett were inducted into the WAFL 200 Club. Webb and Pickett were introduced to the WAFL 200 Club by Executive member Neil Randall, who spoke about the wonderful achievements of both Subiaco champions and welcomed them into this prestigious group.
Webb achieved 200 games through a combination of VFL (6) and WAFL (199) games. Webb started his career with Port Melbourne in 2000 where he played 6 league games. He came to WA in 2001 and played that season with Perth FC, notching up 20 games.
After not seeing eye to eye with coach Stan Magro Webb transferred to Subiaco in 2002 and made his debut on 8thJune. It was this point that Webb’s career blossomed and he went to not only be a champion player but also a revered leader.
Webb retired at the end of the 2010 season with an impressive record of 199 WAFL games (Perth FC 20, SFC 176, WA 3), State Representative in 2005/06/07, premiership player 2004, 2006/07/08, Subiaco’s captain 2006/07/08, Simpson Medalist 2006 (Grand Final), Outridge Medalist (Club Champion) 2003, SFC Life Member 2009 and Subiaco’s Team of the Decade 2000-2010.
Pickett is the recent WAFL player to achieve 200 games. Ironically it was in the 2011 NAIDOC game in Round 15 that Pickett reached this milestone, having accumulated 172 games for Subiaco, 22 games for Peel, 3 games for West Perth and 3 games for WA.
What is even more remarkable is that Picket is aged 37 years. Having made his WAFL debut at West Perth in 1996, Pickett suffered the footballers injury curse of having a knee reconstruction. Thinking his WAFL career was finished he then played country football until being lured to Peel in 2001, the year he turned 28.
Pickett immediately set WAFL football alight with his dazzling skills at lightning speed and he won the Sandover Medal at Peel in 2002. When Peter German moved as coach of Peel to Subiaco in 2003 Pickett went with him. His decision was easier because his family were living in Ballajura
Under German, Pickett won his second Sandover Medal in 2004, the year Subiaco also won the Premiership.
Pickett’s career at Subiaco has been remarkable, 6 grand finals, 4 premierships, Outridge Medalist (Club Champion) in 2004, Subiaco’s Team of the Century in 2008, Subiaco Life Member in 2009 and Subiaco’s Team of the Decade 2000-2010.
Both Webb and Pickett join fellow Subiaco premiership teammates Aidan Parker and Chad Cossom who reached the distinguished tally of 200 games and were inducted in the 2010 season. Congratulations Marc Webb and Allistair Picket on being inducted into the WAFL 200 Club.