North Launceston playing-coach Brad Cox-Goodyer has added another honour to his already decorated footballing resume, claiming his second Alastair Lynch Medal as the Tasmanian State League’s Best and Fairest player.
Cox-Goodyer, who won the award in 2017, polled maximum votes in seven rounds, with two other one-vote performances to finish four votes clear of Kingborough ball magnet Will Campbell (19).
Launceston stalwart Jay Blackberry, who won the Cripps Player of the Year award, and ineligible Roo Ethan Jackson were next best with 16 votes each, two ahead of Tiger Eddie Cole (14).
2021 was Cox-Goodyer’s first season as playing-coach, with his side set to play in an eighth consecutive TSL Grand Final this Sunday at UTAS Stadium.
2021 Alastair Lynch Medal leaderboard
|Bradley Cox-Goodyer||North Launceston||23|
|Jay Foon||North Launceston||11|
Background to the Alastair Lynch Medal
The Alastair Lynch Medal (originally known as the Tassie Medal and changed at the start of the 2014 Season) is awarded to the Best & Fairest player in the Tasmanian State League and has been awarded since the league began in 2009.
How The Alastair Lynch Medal is Awarded
After each match, the three field umpires award a 3, 2 and 1 point vote to the players they regarded the best, second best and third best on ground respectively. A player becomes ineligible for the Medal if he is suspended for a reportable offence during the season.
The votes are tallied at the end of the home and away rounds to determine the year’s Alastair Lynch Medallist.
|2009||Kurt Heazlewood||Devonport||23 votes|
|2010||Brett Geappen||Clarence||18 votes|
|2011||Tim Bristow||Launceston||28 votes|
|2012||Jaye Bowden||Glenorchy||21 votes|
|2013||Mitch Thorp||South Launceston||21 votes|
|2014||Daniel Roozendaal||North Launceston||24 votes|
|2015||Jaye Bowden||Glenorchy||33 votes|
|2016||Jaye Bowden||Glenorchy||33 votes|
|2017||Brad Cox-Goodyer||North Launceston||27 votes|
|2018||Josh Ponting||North Launceston||23 votes|
|2019||Josh Ponting||North Launceston||23 votes|
|2020||Sam Siggins||Lauderdale||14 votes|