After contemplating retirement at the end of 2009, Pickett, who will turn 37 later this year, is the oldest player in the WAFL competition. This will be Pickett’s 174th WAFL game, having also played three with West Perth and 22 with Peel Thunder.
When the name Alistair Pickett is mentioned around Subiaco the following springs to mind; dual Sandover medalist, four-time premiership player, member of the Subiaco FC Team of the Century, SFC Life Member, state representative and 2004 fairest and best winner.
An outstanding record in any company and it is to the amazement of most that Pickett hasn’t played at AFL level.
When Subiaco run on to Claremont Oval this Foundation Day it will be Pickett’s 150th appearance in the maroon and gold after making the move from Peel. Pickett is considered to be one of the most successful players in Subiaco’s 110 year history.
Subiaco coach Chris Waterman said: “Ali is a true professional and his preparation allows him to always be in peak condition. His return to our league side has given the players a new level of confidence. Ali has every right to be proud of his achievements.”
As the milestones keep mounting Pickett still holds out hope that before his long and illustrious career comes to an end he may get a rare opportunity to play with his son Buddy, who has been showing good form with the Colts.
From a club and members perspective it is hoped that this can be the driving force behind Pickett maintaining his current form. All of the football family salutes Pickett on reaching this outstanding milestone.