Congratulations to Frankston's Nic Newman the winner Fothergill-Round Medal for 2014
He is Frankston's 2nd winner after Michael Hibberd who won it in 2010.
Good chance to be drafted. Yet another dolphin playing AFL !!
Congrats to Nic, put in the work to improve and is getting the rewards. A bit more info here:
Great to see Nic Newman acknowledged at the VFLs best young gun. Well done!
Congrats Nic...Great to watch this year!
Younger brother Josh a smokey for next year??
Is there a list of previous winners ??
How long has this award been going ??
Are there many winners that have not been drafted ??
Who are the selectors ??
We might be from the bush. but we ain't green
1989 Chris Owen Preston
1990 Mathew Quirk Oakleigh
1991 Ron De Iulio Box Hill
1992 Julian Shanks Williamstown
1993 Adam Williams Sandringham
1994 Bruce Cohen Box Hill
1995 Mark Porter Coburg
1996 Paul Dooley Williamstown
1997 James Puli Werribee
1998 Andrew Shipp Springvale
1999 Mark Passador Springvale
2000 Michael Swan Port Melbourne
2001 Kristian DePasquale Coburg
2002 Michael Firrito Box Hill
2003 Aaron Davey Port Melbourne
2004 Adam Fisher Sandringham
2005 Jackson Barling Williamstown
2006 Jason Davenport Geelong
2007 Shane Valenti Sandringham
2008 Robin Nahas Port Melbourne
2009 Michael Barlow Werribee
2010 Michael Hibberd Frankston
2011 Ahmed Saad Northern Bullants
2012 Dean Towers North Ballarat
2013 Kane Lambert Northern Blues
Well done to Nic, very talented young player with a good future.
I would of also had Tom O'Sullivan in the mix if he qualifies. Pretty sure he just turned 23 this season. Played a handfull of games for Port last year but in 2014 he's averaged 26 possesions per game and kicked 12 goals. Certainly in the mix for our best and fairest as a 2nd year player, pretty impressive. Would have to be the VFL's most improved player.
Matthew Quirk had a crack with Carlton, De Lulio started at Brunswick then was recruited by Carlton after Box Hill. Porter played with North and Carlton. Dooley with the dogs. Passador has had more clubs than Tiger Woods. Still running around in the VAFA. Springvale, Box Hill, Peel Thunder, West Adelaide to name a few. De Pasqualie Richmond's list plus Port Adelaide magpies. Firrito still playing for North now. Davey ex Melbourne and now Richmond VFL part time. Davenport went to Geelong I think and was he on Port's list ? Valenti still a borough after Melbourne. Nahas to Richmond then North (still there). Barlow a star with Freo. Hibberd a very good player with Essendon. Saad was going well with St Kilda. Towers had a stint with the Swans. Lambert going well with the seagulls and could be drafted. Looking at the list above Newman not only has a chance to play AFL but could be a very good player at AFL level.
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