Grigg wins first ever Michael Taylor Medal

Published on: Oct 02 2018 | Author: Joseph Marciano |

Norwood midfield gun, Mitch Grigg has capped off a stellar year in the red and blue claiming his first Michael Taylor Medal last Thursday night at the clubs Best and Fairest evening.

Grigg, edged out fellow on-baller Matthew Panos and speedster Matthew Nunn in an exciting count at the National Wine Centre.

Grigg has been a pillar of consistency for Norwood over the past two seasons winning back to back Magarey Medals, the Jack Oatey Medal, the SANFL goal of the year, Norwood’s leading goalkicker award and the 2018 Michael Taylor Medal.

Grigg, was one of many shining lights in 2018 as his ability to hit the scoreboard and use the ball well saw him recognised as a part of the 2018 Advertiser Team of the Year squad.

Fellow midfielder, Matthew Panos lead the votes after Round 12 however Grigg came home strong polling well throughout the latter stages of the year which included a dominant finals campaign.

Earlier in the evening Darcy Pisani was awarded the Reserves Best and Fairest, Monique Hollick won the Women’s Best and Fairest while young gun Kale Olds won the 18s Best and Fairest.

In terms of Senior Awards, Mitch Grigg finished as the clubs leading goalkicker with 35, Will Abbott took out the McCallum Award (Rising Star), Cameron Shenton was awarded as the Woods Medallist, Matthew Nunn won the team acts award and Ed Smart won the Gary McIntosh Medal for Best Team Man.

SENIOR AWARD WINNERS

Michael Taylor Medal (Best & Fairest): Mitch Grigg
Runner-Up Best & Fairest: Matthew Panos
Third Best & Fairest: Matthew Nunn
Gary Mcintosh Award (Best Team Man): Ed Smart
Woods Medallist: Cameron Shenton
League Leading Goalkicker: Mitch Grigg (35 Goals)
McCallum Trophy (Rising Star): Will Abbott
Reserves Coaches Award: Chris Olsson
Reserves Best and Fairest: Darcy Pisani
Under 18 Best and Fairest: Jed Spence
Women’s Best and Fairest: Monique Hollick

Team First Acts Award: Matthew Nunn

FINAL LEADERBOARD

1. Mitch Grigg – 81
2.  Matthew Panos – 73
3.  Matthew Nunn – 67
4.  Lewis Johnston – 65
5.  Cameron Shenton – 65
6.  Sam Baulderstone – 62
7.  Alex Georgiou – 61
8.  Declan Hamilton – 58
9.  Brad McKenzie – 52
10. Brady Dawe – 50

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