Round one has been run and won with North Launceston, Tigers and Clarence getting off to winning starts. 

Now we want your input as to who you think was the standout midfielder across the opening round of the season – North Launceston coach Taylor Whitford, or Clarence recruit Troy Cunliffe?



Taylor Whitford (North Launceston)

IC: Andrew Woodgate


It may have been Taylor Whitford’s first game as senior coach, but it would appear the added responsibility is far from a distraction for the premiership captain.

Whitford was dominant in the midfield as the Northern Bombers started their premiership defence in style against Launceston.

Whitford was able to kick a goal while accumulating plenty of the football to finish as best on ground, and winning the Adam Sanders Medal as a result.





Troy Cunliffe (Clarence)

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After several years as the best player in the Southern Football League, Cunliffe made the move from Lindisfarne to Clarence over the off-season and immediately made an impact.

Cunliffe, alongside Brady Jones and Jake Cox, played a crucial role in keeping Clarence in the game early before playing a big hand in the Roos’ massive seven-goal final term that propelled them to four valuable points.

Cunliffe kicked two goals and looked to already play a key role as a leader of the club.