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Jack Trengove claims 2019 A.R. McLean Medal

2019 A.R. McLean Medallist: Jack Trengove - PTV Jack Trengove has won the 2019 A. R. McLean Medal, awarded to the best and fairest Port Adelaide SANFL player

CONSISTENT midfielder Jack Trengove has been awarded the A.R. McLean Medal as Port Adelaide’s best and fairest in the SANFL for 2019.

Trengove finished nine votes clear of Willem Drew and Peter Ladhams, who tied as runners up.

A leg infection meant Trengove only played 16 SANFL games in 2019, but his consistency when he was on the park proved a telling difference.

The 28-year-old polled votes in all but one of his games, including two best on ground performances, to claim his first A.R McLean Medal in front of more about 900 people at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

He was also the club’s best vote getter at the Magarey Medal count last month.

It was a bitter sweet moment for Trengove who was delisted by the club at season’s end.

“It’s a great honour to win this award. It’s a huge honour because I know Bob McLean was a huge part of this club,” he said.

“You don’t go into the season trying to strive for these types of awards. I knew my role going into the season and wanted to come in and play that and help some of the younger boys develop into consistent AFL players.

“The last thing I want is for people to feel sorry for me. I’ve been lucky enough to live my dream of playing AFL footy and have ten seasons in the industry, and I consider myself extremely lucky to have done it for as long as I have.”

He thanked coach Ken Hinkley and General Manager – Football Chris Davies for giving him an opportunity to continue his career and the players and supporters for embracing him during his two years at the club.

The Fos Williams Memorial Trophy as the most dedicated player went to Sam Mayes, capping a strong first season at the club.

Skipper Cam Sutcliffe was named the best finals player, Joel Garner received the Anthony Williams Memorial Trophy as the most courageous, Jack Strange won back to back Bruce Weber Memorial Trophies as the best team man and reliable defender Trent McKenzie won the Max Porter Memorial Trophy as most courageous.

Long-time team manager John Settre claimed the Bob Clayton Memorial Award recognising him for his loyal service to the club’s SANFL operations and for demonstrating Bob Clayton’s qualities of being positive, honest, trustworthy, loyal and committed.

 

  1. R. McLean Medal TOP 10 Leaderboard

PLAYERS

TOTAL

1

TRENGOVE

154

2

DREW

145

LADHAMS

145

4

MCKENZIE

138

5

MAYES

116

ATLEY

116

7

SUTCLIFFE

114

8

WOODCOCK

111

9

FRAMPTON

110

10

LIENERT

102

 

SANFL AWARD WINNERS

A.R. McLean Medal (best & fairest) 
Jack Trengove

Runner-up
Willem Drew and Peter Ladhams

Fos Williams Memorial Trophy (most dedicated)
Sam Mayes

Best Finals Player

Cam Sutcliffe

Anthony Williams Memorial Trophy (most courageous)
Joel Garner

Max Porter Memorial Trophy (most consistent)
Trent McKenzie

Bruce Weber Memorial Trophy (best team man) 
Jack Strange

Leading goalkicker
Billy Frampton (34 goals)

Bob Clayton Award
John Settre