With the 2018 home-and-away season now over, clubs have started having their annual awards nights.
Who was the standout player for your club?
Running defender Rory Laird has claimed his first Malcolm Blight Medal, after being named Adelaide’s club champion on Friday night.
Laird polled in all 20 of his matches, and comfortably saw off midfielder Matt Crouch.
Josh Jenkins came in third, close behind Crouch.
Youngster Tom Doedee took home the Emerging Talent Award, while Richard Douglas was named the Best Team Man.
Malcolm Blight Medal top five
Malcolm Blight Medal
Leading Goalkicker Award
Mark Bickley Emerging Talent Award
Players’ Trademark Award
Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy
Members’ MVP Award
Crows Children’s Foundation Community Leadership Award
Phil Walsh Best Team Man Award
State League Club Champion
Dean Bailey Award
In what was also the closest count in the club’s history, Zorko won by a single vote, while Stefan Martin was just eight votes behind in third place.
Merrett-Murray Medal top five
Rookie of the Year
Marcus Ashcroft Most Professional Player Award
Shaun Hart Trademark Player of the Year
Murray Johnson Volunteer of the Year Award
Jarrod Harbow has earned his maiden best and fairest award, taking out the Gold Coast’s Club Champion.
It was a big night for Harbow, who was also awarded the Players’ player and Community Award.
Alex Sexton was honoured with the Most Improved Award for his emergence up forward this season.
Club Champion top five
HOSTPLUS Most Proffesional
Flastoplast Most Improved
NEAFL Player of the Year
Academy Player of the Year
Player of the Winter Series
Emerging Player of the Winter Series