Brett Dickinson Wins 2019 Basil Cleary Medal

Ruckman Brett Dickinson won the 2019 Basil Cleary Medal in a thrilling vote count at The Local, Port Melbourne on September 26. 

Brett Dickinson and James Musster

Dickinson polled 106 votes to defeat club captain and dual best and fairest James Musster by a solitary vote.

A decorated country footballer and dual Redan premiership player in the Ballarat League, Dickinson has been one of the premier ruckmen in Division 1 for the past two seasons.

The prestigious Neale Daniher Most Courageous Medal was won by a woman player for the first time, Freba Mohammad Zayee.

One of a family of 10, Freba left her native Afghanistan aged two and came to Australia. She was born deaf but was only diagnosed as a 10 year-old.

Despite the hearing impairment she pursued her love of Australian Rules and was a foundation member of the Two Blues' all-inclusive team in 2018.

This year she played on through multiple injuries in the spirit of Neale Daniher.


Best & Fairest (Basil Cleary Medal and Rupert Steele Perpetual Trophy): Brett Dickinson (106 votes)

Runner-up: James Musster (105 votes)

George Hawkins/Kim Smith Leading Goal Kicker: Callum Wilson (45 Goals)

Steve Powell Players player: Brett Dickinson

Coach’s award: Beau Adams



Best &Fairest: Tom Luff (94 votes)

Runner-up: Brody Quinn (69 votes)        

Leading Goal Kicker: Hayden Taylor (17 Goals)

Alf Blamey Player’s player: Tom Luff

Coach’s award: Blake Graham


Neale Daniher Most Courageous Club Person Medal:

Freba Mohammad Zayee

Senior Women’s:

Best & Fairest: AJ (Ashleigh) Bransden

Runner-up: Gabriella Suriano

Player’s player: Freba Mohammad Zayee

Best first year player: Mel Theobald

Coaches Award: Jess Dimattina                                                 


Milestone Awards 

200 Senior Games: Jack Matherson

150 Senior Games: Tim Maya

150 Senior Games: Michael Bremner

150 Club Games: Adam Hall

The Len Reed Memorial Best Club Person

Neil Roberts