San­dover Medal win­ner

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SOUTH Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club mid­fielder and 2017 San­dover Medal­list Haiden Schloithe’s paver is set to re­main on the his­toric San­dover Medal Walk in Su­bi­aco.

Schloithe placed the paver bear­ing his name in front of his fam­ily, who trav­elled from Katan­ning, the San­dover fam­ily, San­dover medal­list Billy Walker and City of Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son on Tues­day, af­ter ear­lier win­ning the vote count with 52 votes.

WA Foot­ball Com­mis­sion gen­eral man­ager Steve Har­grave said the WAFC was work­ing closely with the City and the Metropoli­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Author­ity to en­sure the Walk was pro­tected dur­ing fu­ture re­de­vel­op­ment work at Su­bi­aco.

“We highly value the her­itage of our great game at Su­bi­aco and we will ex­plore all op­tions to en­sure items of his­toric sig­nif­i­cance are re­tained at Su­bi­aco Oval,” he said.

Schloithe (24) joined a list of WAFL stars to fea­ture on the Walk, which in­cluded last year’s win­ner and this year’s fourth place-get­ter, Clare­mont’s Jye Bolton, re­tired West Coast Ea­gles mid­fielder Matt Prid­dis and WA footy le­gends Gra­ham (Polly) Farmer and Haydn Bun­ton.

The for­mer Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club rookie said the win meant the world to him and his fam­ily.

“It is an ab­so­lute hon­our to win such a pres­tige award and to have such a great man here like Bill,” he said.

“I felt like I played my best footy af­ter the state game and I was lucky enough to poll pretty well in the lat­ter stages of the vote count.”

South Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club player and San­dover medal win­ner Haiden Schloithe lay­ing his paver.

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