Brownlow medallist Matthew Priddis joins Williams
Matthew Priddis is officially a Williams Cat, with the 2014 Brownlow medallist receiving confirmation of his clearance to play for the Upper Great Southern Football League club today.
Wagin midfielders will face a daunting wait for their clash with the Cats tomorrow, unsure if the 2015 All-Australian will pull on the boots for the first time since finishing his AFL career with the West Coast Eagles in 2017.
The Narrogin Observer understands it is unlikely that Priddis will play tomorrow, after his clearance lodged with the league on June 29, a day before the annual June 30 cut-off.
Priddis made his AFL debut in 2006, the same year he won the WAFL’s Sandover Medal and premiership with Subiaco.
He played two matches for West Coast before being elevated to the club’s senior list in 2007, later captaining the club in 2014.
The hard-nosed 34-year-old would be an incredible addition for the Williams, who currently sit fourth on the UGSFL ladder, above Narrogin on percentage and eight points behind Brookton-Pingelly.
With only five games left in the season, tomorrow’s clash is crucial for both Williams and Wagin, who along with Narrogin are vying for the last spot in this year’s finals series.
Wickepin, Boddington and the Panthers have all but confirmed they will feature in September.
Picked number 31 in the 2006 rookie draft, Priddis went on to play 240 games in the AFL.
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