BBH's Grand Final connection

Ron and Karen Lycett stand proud with their son Scott Lycett after the West Coast Eagle's Grand Final triumph. Photo: Peter Argent

Ron and Karen Lycett stand proud with their son Scott Lycett after the West Coast Eagle's Grand Final triumph. Photo: Peter Argent

The son of the BBH Rams first A grade captain Ron Lycett, Scott, played a key role in West Coast Eagles fourth AFL Premiership – achieved after an epic Grand Final at the MCG last Saturday.

While Thevenard Magpies on the Far West Coast is listed as Scott’s foundation club, he did play some junior football at the BBH Rams when he was a little tacker.

Mum, Karen confirmed that both her sons Scott and Kristopher played Mini and Junior Colts for the BBH Rams, while sister Jacinta, before having a state league career in Adelaide, played for the BBH netball club. 

Now at 202cm, Scott Lycett, in his 74th and 75th AFL games, played a key role in both the Preliminary Final victory over Melbourne af Optus Stadium in Perth and the Grand Final.

On preliminary final day, Lycett and Nathan Vardy quelled Demons champion big man Max Gawn and in the 2018 Grand Final they got the better of another of the premier ruckman in the AFL, fellow South Australian, Brodie Grundy.

“Me and Vards (Vardy) knew we had a job to do today (Saturday) on Grundy,” Lycett said.

“We must have gone okay, because we got the win. It is amazing.”

The game itself would rate among the best season deciders in the history of the VFL/AFL competition.

Collingwood charged out to a strong early lead, after kicking the first five goals of the game.

Following a tough uncompromising second term West Coast bridged the gap and were, critically, only two goals down at the half time interval.

This game continued with the 100,022 patrons at the ‘G’ on the edge of their seats, with the same desperation and desire from both combatants.

When the siren sounded the difference between the ecstasy of premiership winning triumph and the agony of grand final defeat was clearly evident.

His parents and siblings were in the change-rooms after the game enjoying the excitement of the premiership success.  

Lycett was recruited to the Eagles after playing SANFL league football for the Port Adelaide Magpies and was a member of the Henley High football program.