Syd Barker Medal

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The Syd Barker Medal is awarded to the North Melbourne Football Club player who has been judged the best and fairest of the footy season. The award has been given out continuously since 1937. Before then it was known as the Syd Barker Memorial Trophy.

The award is named after Syd Barker who was a popular captain of the North Melbourne Football Club in 1915-1919, 1921 & 1927. He was a brilliant ruckmen of his time, starring in North Melbourne's 1910, 1914, 1915 and 1918 premiership sides, and captaining the famous "Invincibles" side that went undefeated in a record 58 games.

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Harold Henderson Best Club-Man Award[edit]

Presented alongside the Syd Barker Medal is the Harold Henderson Award, given to the player who has been the best club-man during the season. The award is similar to the Syd Barker Medal but it rewards players who have shown exemplary behaviour off the field. The award has been presented continuously since 1984 in the name of Harold Henderson who died earlier that year.

Harold Henderson was a North Melbourne stalwart who showed a capacity and enthusiasm to get things done. He played a large role in the establishment of the North Melbourne Football Social Club. Its main building in Fogarty Street still bears the name The Harold R. Henderson Pavilion, a permanent tribute to the lasting contribution he made to the club he loved and served so well, particularly in a critical time in its history.

D. H. Cronin Memorial Trophy[edit]

Awarded to the best and fairest player in the North Melbourne Under 19s, in memory of the Under 19s Chairman Dave Cronin who died in the club's centenary year of 1969.

  • 1969 - Jeffrey Wineberg
  • 1970 -
  • 1971 -
  • 1972 -
  • 1973 -
  • 1974 -
  • 1975 -
  • 1976 -
  • 1977 -
  • 1978 -
  • 1979 -
  • 1980 -
  • 1981 -
  • 1982 -
  • 1983 -
  • 1984 -
  • 1985 -
  • 1986 -
  • 1987 -
  • 1988 -
  • 1989 -
  • 1990 -
  • 1991 -

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