Morrish Medal

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The Morrish Medal is an Australian rules football award.

Formerly awarded to the Best and Fairest player in the VFL Under 19 competition (known as the Thirds prior to 1959), since 1992 the award has been given to the best player in the Victorian TAC Cup Under 18 competition.

The Morrish Medal was named in honour of Tom Morrish, a long-serving treasurer (1921-1967) of the VFL Reserve Grade. Tom was a member of the VFL Umpires Appointment Board from 1937 to 1964. He was previously a Collingwood delegate in the second eighteen league and also became a Geelong delegate in the second eighteen committee in 1937.

The award is voted by the field umpires in a 3–2–1 format at the conclusion of each match as is used in the AFL's Brownlow Medal.

Winners[edit]

TAC Cup[edit]

Year Player/s Team(s) Votes
2013 Jacob Chisari; Ben Cavarra; George Cameron; Josh Scott[1] (Bendigo Pioneers; Eastern Ranges; Geelong Falcons; Gippsland Power) 16
2012 Nick Graham[2] Gippsland Power 17
2011 Alex Benbow[3] (Dandenong Stingrays) 22
2010 Dyson Heppell; Jackson Sketcher[4] (Gippsland Power; Sandringham Dragons) 21
2009 Anton Woods (Northern Knights) 24
2008 Farran Priest; Jarryd Blair (Murray Bushrangers; Gippsland Power) 18
2007 Matthew Kreuzer (Northern Knights) 19
2006 Fortunato Caruso (Calder Cannons) 22
2005 Fortunato Caruso (Calder Cannons) 22
2004 Matthew Bate (Eastern Ranges) 21
2003 Mungara Brown (Northern Knights) 25
2002 Luke Shackleton (Tassie Mariners) 22
2001 David Rodan (Calder Cannons) 29
2000 David Rodan (Calder Cannons) 25
1999 Matthew Stolarczyk (Gippsland Power) 21
1998 Lenny Hayes (NSW/ACT Rams) 21
1997 Derek Murray (Murray Bushrangers) 20
1996 Nathan Brown (Bendigo Pioneers) 21
1995 Paul Hood (Geelong Falcons) 26
1994 Gary Moorcroft (Northern Knights) 17
1993 Dean Watson (Southern Stingrays) 25
1992 Brad Smith (Northern Knights) 30

VFL Under 19s[edit]

  • 1991 – Gary Stevens (Sydney)
  • 1990 – Brendan Robertson (Carlton), Clinton Watson (North Melbourne)
  • 1989 – Brad Davies (Essendon)
  • 1988 – Tim McGrath (North Melb)
  • 1987 – Wayne Schwass (North Melb)
  • 1986 – D. Ross (North Melb)
  • 1985 – Frank Zocalli (Essendon)
  • 1984 – Tony Liberatore (North Melb)
  • 1983 – Greg Healy (Melbourne)
  • 1982 – Les Bamblett (Melbourne)
  • 1981 – Adrian Battiston (Melbourne)
  • 1980 – Peter Lane (Essendon)
  • 1979 – P. Banks (Collingwood)
  • 1978 – A. McPhie (Fitzroy), Stephen Simpson (North Melb)
  • 1977 – Darren Williams (Essendon)
  • 1976 – C. Jamieson (Richmond), Jack Di Natale (Footscray)
  • 1975 – B. Jones (South Melb)
  • 1974 – Jack Di Natale (Footscray), R. Bruerton (South Melb), Phillip Friedman (Melbourne)
  • 1973 – R. Bruerton (South Melb)
  • 1972 – Ian Kilmartin (North Melb), Vin Catoggio (Carlton)
  • 1971 – Tim O'Malley (Carlton)
  • 1970 – Ken Marks (Fitzroy)
  • 1969 – K. Gehling (Richmond)
  • 1968 – Paul Callery (Melbourne)
  • 1967 – M. Gale (Carlton)
  • 1966 – B. Wright (Fitzroy)
  • 1965 – R. Petherbridge (St Kilda)
  • 1964 – Peter Gowans (North Melb)
  • 1963 – J. Schram (Geelong)
  • 1962 – Kevin Egan (Essendon)
  • 1961 – Terry Johnston (Melbourne), J. McGowan (South Melb)
  • 1960 – G. Ryan (Footscray)
  • 1959 – D. Glassenbury (Fitzroy)

VFL Thirds[edit]

  • 1958 – Norman Bowler (North Melb)
  • 1957 – P. O'Reilly (South Melb)
  • 1956 – Garry Rasmussen (Hawthorn)
  • 1955 – Maurice Job (Carlton)
  • 1954 – Alf Clarke (Carlton)
  • 1953 – Richard Pratt (Carlton)
  • 1952 – Peter McPhee (Footscray)
  • 1951 – F. Williams (Hawthorn)
  • 1950 – Noel Alford (North Melb)
  • 1949 – A. Harbrow (St Kilda)
  • 1948 – Ray Harvey (Melbourne)
  • 1947 – Alan Dale (Essendon)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four players tie for Morrish Medal". afl.com.au. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Morrish Medal - Nick Graham". taccup.com.au. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Benbow Wins Morrish Medal". 12 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  4. ^ McEvoy, Simon (6 September 2010). "Morrish medals for Sketcher, Hepppell". Herald Sun. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 

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