Rory Brodie adds Cleary Medal to his VAFA Best & Fairest Award


Newsletter 24, September 29, 2023

RORY Brodie has added the Basil Cleary Medal for Prahran best and fairest in 2023 to his VAFA Division 1 Pepper Medal to complete a stellar season.

The premier ruckman in the competition won the club award on Thursday September 27 at the vote count conducted at the Osborne Rooftop & Bar.

Brodie polled 145 votes to defeat three times club champion James Musster (2010, 2015, 2018) runner-up on 129 votes.

Third placed was Mildura recruit Ben Galbraith (113 votes) who polled the maximum 15 votes in the first semi-final loss.

Rory is overseas on a pre planned holiday so teammate Shaun Chapman accepted the award on his behalf.

Chapman was earlier presented with the Neale Daniher Most Courageous award.

President Fab Maya updated the Osborne audience on the search for a new coach and vowed ‘no stone will be left unturned in our efforts to deliver a premiership next year.’

Maya said it was disappointing to bow out in the first semi-final after such a good season.

Outgoing coach Brett Dickinson was thanked by Maya for his outstanding contribution to the club as a 2017 premiership player, 2019 Basil Cleary Medallist and coach for 2022 and 2023 and presented with a trophy in appreciation of his efforts.

Hayden Taylor was voted the Cliff Peel Memorial best clubman for his dedication to the club on and off the field.

Maya also announced that former Southbank player and now match day official David Ross and Team Of The Decade player and 2017 premiership player Jon Simonetta will be nominated for life membership at the Annual General Meeting in November.

Seniors voting:

145- Rory Brodie

129- James Musster

113- Ben Galbraith

88- Mackenzie Mayne

54- Jon Simonetta

47- Shaun Chapman

45- Jayden Williams

33- Beau Adams

30- Jake Stent-Powell

27- Matthew Clifford



Basil Cleary Medal & Sir Rupert Steele Perpetual Trophy: Rory Brodie

Best & Fairest runner-up: James Musster

 Coaches award: Zac Podmore

Stephen Powell Players player: James Musster

George Hawkins- Kim Smith Leading Goal Kicker: Jon Simonetta


For 200 senior  games :James Musster, Tim Maya  

100 club games James Gottschalk.


Best & Fairest : Gus Perez

Best & Fairest runner-up: Michael Woods

Coaches award: Austin Lawson

Leading goal kicker: Declan Marrows

Alf Blamey Players player: Jack Noonan


Shaun Chapman


Hayden Taylor 



INVITES applicants for the positions of Senior, Reserves and Thirds coaches for the 2024 season.

Prahran Football Club (PFC) fields teams in Division 1 of the Victorian Amateur Football Association and was a finalist in season 2023 with 13 wins in the home and away season.

PFC is temporarily located at the excellent D W Lucas Reserve, East Malvern for season 2024 but will return to the newly renovated Toorak Park facility in Armadale for the 2025 season.

We seek the services of enthusiastic individuals with a professional attitude, excellent leadership /development skills and a strong understanding of the modern game.

The successful applicants will require excellent communication skills and be prepared to commit plenty of time and energy to the role. 

Please provide your application outlining your football coaching credentials and your ideas for developing PFC to:

Kevin Matherson

ph: 0418 33846