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]

VFL Thirds[edit]

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

VFL Under 19s[edit]

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

TAC Cup[edit]

Year Player/s Team(s) Votes Ref
1992 Brad Smith Northern Knights 30 [1]
1993 Dean Watson Southern Stingrays 25 [1]
1994 Gary Moorcroft Northern Knights 17 [1]
1995 Paul Hood Geelong Falcons 26 [2]
1996 Nathan Brown Bendigo Pioneers 21 [3]
1997 Derek Murray Murray Bushrangers 20 [4]
1998 Lenny Hayes NSW/ACT Rams 21 [5]
1999 Matthew Stolarczyk Gippsland Power 21 [1]
2000 David Rodan Calder Cannons 25 [6]
2001 David Rodan Calder Cannons 29 [6]
2002 Luke Shackleton Tassie Mariners 22 [1]
2003 Mungara Brown Northern Knights 25 [7]
2004 Matthew Bate Eastern Ranges 21 [8]
2005 Fortunato Caruso Calder Cannons 22 [1]
2006 Fortunato Caruso Calder Cannons 22 [1]
2007 Matthew Kreuzer Northern Knights 19 [9]
2008 Farran Priest Murray Bushrangers 18 [10]
Jarryd Blair Gippsland Power
2009 Anton Woods Northern Knights 24 [11]
2010 Dyson Heppell Gippsland Power 21 [12]
Jackson Sketcher Sandringham Dragons
2011 Alex Benbow Dandenong Stingrays 22 [13]
2012 Nick Graham Gippsland Power 17 [14]
2013 Jacob Chisari Bendigo Pioneers 16 [15]
Ben Cavarra Eastern Ranges
George Cameron Geelong Falcons
Josh Scott Gippsland Power
2014 Alex Carr Gippsland Power 17 [16]
2015 Clayton Oliver Murray Bushrangers 15 [17]
2016 Hugh McCluggage North Ballarat Rebels 16 [18]
2017 Jack Higgins Oakleigh Chargers 22 [9]
2018 Liam Stocker Sandringham Dragons 19

References[edit]

General
  • "Morrish Medal". TACcup.com.au. Fox Sports pulse. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
Specific
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