MAIL MEDALISTS AROUND SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN 2008
PURCHASE WINS NORTH EASTERN MAIL MEDAL
Andrew Purchase has capped a second successful season at Burra-Booborowie-Hallett by winning the 2008 Mail Medal for the A grade best and fairest player in the North Eastern Football League. He finished the season with 20 votes to claim the 2008 medal by one vote from 2007 Mail Medallist Ryan McDermid of Mintaro-Manoora. The tension-packed count at Blyth Town Hall went down to the last round of the season with third place being shared by three players on 18 votes – Nick McCormack (Blyth Snowtown), Todd Miles (Min-Man) and James Vandeleur (RSMU).
BRAD TAYLOR WINS IN THE BAROSSA
WINNER: Brad Taylor, Gawler Central with a total of 17 votes. It is the first A-Grade Medal won by Gawler Central since Alf Skuse in 1972 and it's the sixth win by Gawler Central and their first in the B., L. & G. RUNNER-UPS: Matthew Stelzer, Barossa District and Ben Newberry, Tanunda both 16. THIRDS: Malcolm Greenwood, Tanunda; Kirk Heberle, Gawler Central and Chris McLean, Willaston all with 14 votes.
WHYALLA NEWS -- WON BY RAY McINTOSH of South Whyalla
Port Lincoln Football League Mail Medal
RIVERLAND MAIL MEDAL
Dean Storic - Berri - 19 votes
NORTHERN AREAS MAIL MEDAL -- Won by Matt Woolford of Southern Flinders. Woollford polled 22 votes, finishing ahead of runners-up Matt Jackman (Crystal Brook) and Kendrick McCallum (BMW) each on 13 votes. Jamestown-Peterborough pair Chris Stacey and Greg Farr tied for 4th spot on 12 each.
GREAT FLINDERS MAIL MEDAL WON BY CHRIS PRIME OF TUMBY BAY
Winner: Chris Prime (Tumby Bay) 29 votes
Runner Up: Paul Jefferson (Tumby Bay) 25 votes
Third: Gavin Griffiths (Lock) 24 votes
Best Under 21: Brock Birkin (Tumby Bay)
Best Under 18: Brock Birkin (Tumby Bay)
League Association Best Player: Paul Jefferson (Tumby Bay)
Brenton Rehn Memorial Player of the Year: Paul Jefferson (Tumby Bay)
Reserves Winner: David Butler (Tumby Bay) 15 votes
R/UP: Andy Allen (Tumby Bay) 14 votes
Under 16 Winner: Trent Starke (Ramblers) 23 votes
Under 13 Winner: Jack Haarsma (Ramblers) 41 votes
MID SOUTH EAST MEDAL WON BY TIM STRINGER OF TANTANOOLA
Tantanoola's Tim Stringer (pictured right) claimed Mid South East Football League's best and fairest award. Stringer polled 24 votes, one ahead of Glencoe's Matt Sinkunas who claimed the runner up Walker Medal. Other award winners were Chris Puiatti who claimed the Bill Hanel Memorial Under 21 award. Nangwarry's Darren Fry was the reserves best and fairest while Hatherleigh's Steven Coote was the runner-up and Mount Burr was named the Mid South East's champion club.
Riverland Independent Football League
RIVER MURRAY MEDAL WINNER DECIDED
Liam O'Neil of Ramblers won the medal on 21 votes. There was a four way tie for second with Luke Button (Ramblers), Ben Quinn (Mannum), Tyson Matthews (Ramblers) and Joe Pedler (Mypolonga) all on 14
TYRONE PRICE FROM HORNRIDGE WINS WOOMERA & DISTRICTS MEDAL
Mail medallist Tyrone Price (Hornridge) 13 points, Runner up Brett Chesson (Roxby) 10 points with Ryan Schell (Roxby) 3rd on 9 points
Best under 21 Brett Chesson. Umpire’s Golden Whistle award Graham Warren. Umpire’s encouragement award Caleb Vears and Ethan Zeptner. 100 game players Michael Uhlik Sam Hall Chad Olfield (all from Andamooka).
The players of the Association team were given a medallion each
GREAT SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE -- MAIL MEDAL RESULT
SNOWBALL WINS MAIL MEDAL IN THE KNTFL
Lucindale ruckman Mark Snowball culminated an outstanding season by winning KNTFLs’ highest honour, the Mail and Virgo medals. The big man polled 26 votes in ten games including 7 best on ground displays. His dominance around the ruck contests was not his only skill as he constantly used his marking strength and mobility to put his team in a winning position. Mark was also voted footballer of the year, the major media award sponsored by Travelworld Naracoorte, with 82 votes. Runner-up in the Medal count was perennial vote catcher Lee Curnow of Kybybolite, this was the second occasion he had been placed second. One other outstanding performance was that of Padthaway’s Mark Edwards who finished with 13 votes in a side that unfortunately did not win a game. The quietly spoken winner will be a key player in Lucindale’s bid to reach the grand final when they play Kybybolite in the 1st semi final on Sunday.
WAYLON JOHNCOCK WINS FAR WEST MAIL MEDAL
Ceduna Blues Waylon Johncock has won this years Mail Medal, polling 29 votes, having 8 best afields, two second best and 3 third best to win by 3 from Westies Jarrad Murphy. Westies in fact had 3 players in the top four, with Rohan Scott finishing third overall with 19 votes, teammate Lachy Brown was 4th on 17 votes.
The B Grade medal was comfortablywon by Konnibba’s Brenton Lebois who got 25 votes, 15 ahead of Joel Warmington of Westies. Adrian Ware and Beaver Dodd, both of Konnibba, finished tied for third with 9 votes apiece.
LEADING VOTES: Waylon Johncock (Blues) 29, Jarrad Murphy (Westies) 26, Rohan Scott (Westies) 19, Lachy Brown (Westies) 17, Adam Braendler (Thevenard) 14, Drew Hardy (Westies) 14, Chi Diment (Westies) 12, Zac Perry (Thevenard) 11, Wayne Miller (Blues) 10. Best vote getter for Konnibba was Beaver Dodd and Michael Newchurch with 8 votes apiece.
JOSH RICHARDSON WINS THIRD MALLEE MAIL MEDAL…. (updated August 26)
BDT’s Josh Richardson has won this years Mallee Mail Medal, at a function held in Lameroo last night. Richardson, who polled 27 votes, won comfortably from Pinnaroo’s Wade Nickolls (16 votes), with veteran Rodney Maynard (Lameroo) finishing in third spot with 13 votes. It was Richardson’s third Medal win, after he tied in 2006 with Pinaroo’s Sunyl Vogt and in 2007 with Lameroo’s Shaun Walker.
Lameroo’s Bradley Young won the Moyle Medal for the Reserves Best and Fairest, while the Murdoch Medal for the best Senior Colt was won by Aaron Richards of Peake. The ABC’s Roger Wills hosted the night, approximately 180 attended with the guest speaker being former Port start and Radio 5AA commentator Josh Francou. Lameroo did a great job in hosting the night and also won the Marg Graham Mem. Shield which recognises the combined performance of both Footy and Netball Clubs. League Secretary Lou Boughen was recognised for his efforts with a special award given the many years of service not only for the League but for the Karoonda Football Club.
MAIL MEDAL VOTING
Josh Richardson (BDT) 27 votes, Wade Nickolls (Pinnaroo) 16, Rodney Maynard (Lameroo) 13, Shaun Walker (Lameroo) 12, Matt Seyers (Peake) 12, Chris Philbey (Lameroo) 11, Brad Pett (Peake) 10.
RESERVES (MOYLE) MEDAL:
Bradley Young (Lameroo) 18 votes, Dallas Willersdorf (Murrayville) 13, Tom Ford (Murrayville) 13.
SENIOR COLTS (MURDOCH) MEDAL:
Aaron Richards (Peake) 24 votes, Tom Caulfield (Lameroo) 22, Tasman Hawthorne (Pinnaroo) 21, Hayden Schilling (BDT) 19.
MARG GRAHAM MEM. SHIELD VOTES:
Lameroo 360, Border Downs/Tintinara 276, Peake 228
BEST UNDER 19 (RODNEY MAYNARD) AWARD: Alex Keogh (Pinnaroo) 30 votes.
YORKE PENINSULA MEDAL DECIDED (updated August 20)
Ricky Mackereth of Moonta has won this years YP Football League Sunday Mail A grade Medal vote which was held at Ardrossan on Momday night.
With three rounds to go, Rick Mackereth of Moonta and Josh Lawson of Kadina were tied on 19 points each, followed by Martin Daniel of Paskeville and Troy Clements of the CMS Crows, both on 16 votes.
In the next round, Mackereth and Lawson both scored three votes and Clements one.
Mackereth scored a best afield vote in the final game to take the medal with 25 votes from Josh Lawson, 22, Troy Clements, 17, and Martin Daniel, 16.
In the B grade, Brenton Meier of Wallaroo came from behind in the final three rounds to take the medal with 17 votes, from John Carles of Kadina and J. Allen from Moonta, both on 15.
MID WEST MAIL MEDAL DECIDED (updated Aug 18)
Brayden Holmes (Wirrulla) has won this years Mail Medal by one vote from Aiden Whitford (WC Hawks)
The top five vote getters were:
Brayden Holmes (Wirrulla) 44
Aiden Whitford (WC Hawks) 43
Scott Feltus (West Dists) 42
Mark North (Wudinna Utd) 38
Martin Grocke (Central Eyre) 27
For more go to www.countryfooty.com.au/MailMedalResults2008.htm
MAX BADDACK WINS THE MAIL MEDAL IN MID MURRAY (Updated Aug 18)
A Grade: River News Player of the Year: Max Baddack Morgan/Cadell
Mail Medal Best & Fairest: Max Baddack Morgan/Cadell
Leading Goal Kicker: Brett McPherson BSR
Best First Year Player: Dale Payne BSR
B Grade: River News Players of the Year: Matt Poole BSR
Wally Herrmann Best & Fairest: Matt Poole BSR
Leading Goal Kicker: Garry Krause BSR
Under 16: River News Players of the Year: Chris Redemski Ramco
Young Bloods Best & Fairest: Chris Redemski Ramco
Leading Goal Kicker: Leigh Kimpton Robertstown
Under 13: River News Players of the Year: Shannon Tanner BSR
Blake Lockett BSR
Young Bloods Best & Fairest: Blake Lockett BSR
Leading Goal Kicker: Blake Lockett BSR
West Adelaide Coaches of the Year. Junior: Shane Lambe BSR, Senior: Wayne Meaker BSR
Chris Prime from Tumby Bay with his 2009 Great Flinders Mail Medal
Josh Richardson of Border Downs/Tintinara with his 2008 Mallee Mail Medal
(Photo Couresy: Ty Mickan)