The Maurie McNamee Medal honours one of the founding fathers of the Sherwood Football Club. Maurie McNamee helped form the club in 1956 and was the first coach of the club in 1957, coaching an Under 14 team, and was also the first coach of the Senior side when the club first fielded teams in 1968. He was the first Life Member of the club, awarded in 1964.
Maurie was a Collingwood supporter and when the club's colours and emblem were discussed it was no-brainer for Maurie that Sherwood would become the Magpies!!
McNamee was involved with the club for 50 years until his passing in 2006.
In a Premiership year for the Colts, its expected to be a hot field and a tight contest. 2017 winner Jacob Sheath suited up again for a consistent season, missing just one match and playing a quality brand of footy through the midfield. Utility player Dan Edwards was also a solid contributor throughout the year, being named in the bests regularly through the year and showed a touch of class when the game was on the line.
Ruckman Samson Ryan should poll well, but missing several games throughout the year could prove costly in his challenge, while 2nd year Skipper,Noah Resuggan was a model of consistency throughout the year. Bruce Reville and Deng Arok were also influential players on a regular basis and could certainly challenge.
It’s a hot field, with Zane Lovell, Cam Ferguson, Ethan Sivjis and Finn Collison also not without a chance - though playing some reserves football may reduce the chances of the latter two.
It will be a hotly contested count that likely won’t be decided until the final round of voting.
Who is your tip?