Nichols Medal

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The Nichols Medal is the annual award to the "best and fairest" player in Australian Rules football competition the Northern Territory Football League in the Northern Territory, Australia.[1] It is named in honour of Joseph W. Nichols MBE,[2] a long time administrator of Australian Rules football in the Northern Territory.[1] The first NTFL "best and fairest" was awarded in 1947, but the first award under the name "Nichols Medal" was made in 1949.[3]

Nichols Medal winners[edit]

1946 to 1975[edit]

Season Player Team
1946/47 L. Pon Darwin
1947/48 B. Daniell Army/Navy
1948/49 A. Nation Army/Navy
1949/50 J. Sarib Darwin
1950/51 S. Abala Snr. Darwin
1951/52 D. Ganley Waratah
1952/53 G. McKee Waratah
1953/54 B. James Waratah
1954/55 B. Roe St Marys
1955/56 N. Davies St Marys
1956/57 H. Muir Working & Housing
1957/58 T. Cooper Wanderers
1958/59 Joe Bonson Working & Housing
1959/60 Joe Bonson Working & Housing
1960/61 J. Wilson Waratah
1961/62 T. Cooper Wanderers
1962/63 Bertram Waratah
1963/64 B. Lew Fatt Nightcliff
1964/65 G. Lew Fatt St Marys
1965/66 R. Moreen Wanderers
1966/67 L. Gregory St Marys
1967/68 D. Stokes Darwin
1968/69 A. Muir Darwin
1969/70 J. Pepperill St Marys
1970/71 K. Bonson Nightcliff
1971/72 P. Murphy St Marys
1972/73 P. Murphy St Marys
1973/74 M. Graham St Marys
1974/75 no award (competition suspended)

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1976 to 2016[edit]

Season Player Team
1975/76 R. Quall Darwin
1976/77 B. Damaso Darwin
1977/78 B. Bennett St Marys
1978/79 J. Tye Nightcliff
1979/80 H. McPhee Waratah
1980/81 J. Daby Nightcliff
1981/82 P. Ivanoff Waratah
1982/83 T. Lehman North Darwin
1983/84 S. Thomson St Marys
1985/86 D. Christensen St Marys
1986/87 P. Ivanoff Waratah
1987/88 S. Stokes Darwin
1988/89 W. Rioli St Marys
1989/90 B. Hughes Southern Districts
1990/91 M. Athanasiou St Marys
1991/92 J. Jones Darwin
1992/93 N. Long St Marys
1993/94 J. Jones Darwin
1994/95 J. Howes Wanderers
1995/96 M. Christensen
C. Rioli Snr.
St Marys
1996/97 J. Cockatoo Southern Districts
1997/98 N. Murphy Nightcliff
1998/99 A. Collard Southern Districts
1999/2000 K. Maher Southern Districts
2000/01 K. Maher Southern Districts
2001/02 B. Jarmyn Southern Districts
2002/03 B. Ahmat Darwin
2003/04 T. Karpny Wanderers
2004/05 J. Ilett St Marys
2005/06 H. Culpitt St Marys
2006/07 S. Rusca Southern Districts
2007/08 J. Ilett St Marys
2008/09 Iggy Vallejo St Marys
2009/10 Matthew Cannard Southern Districts
2010/11 James McNamee Wanderers
2011/12 Troy Coates Nightcliff
2012/13 Shane Tipuamantamerri Tiwi Bombers
2013/14 Peter MacFarlane St Marys
2014/15 Cameron Ilett St Marys
2015/16 Brodie Filo Nightcliff

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AFL Northern Territory: Joseph Nichols". AFL Northern Territory. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Supplement to The London Gazette, 13th June 1964" (PDF). The London Gazette. 13 June 1964. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Northern Territory Football League - NTFL History" (PDF). AFL Northern Territory. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "NTFL Best and Fairest Medals - All Grades League - YG". St Marys Football Club. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nichols Medal mark of Macca's top year". NT News. Retrieved 10 March 2014.