The 2021 Rodney Eade Medal, presented to the TSL Development League’s Best and Fairest player, has sensationally finished in a three-way tie following a dramatic final round.
Glenorchy’s Joshua Whitford, Launceston’s Tom McShane and North Launceston’s Jack Mazengarb have all finished on 14 votes – with McShane and Mazengarb both polling maximum votes in the final round to join Whitford on top of the leaderboard.
Whitford earned 14 votes across the first 12 rounds, before spending the back half of the year in the senior side.
This is the second time the Eade Medal has been shared, following Michael Blackburn and Haydn Smith in 2013.
2021 Rodney Eade Medal leaderboard
|Jack Mazengarb||North Launceston||14|
|Nathan Hardy||North Hobart||13|
The Rodney Eade Medal is awarded to the Best & Fairest player in the Tasmanian State League’s Development League competition.
How the Rodney Eade 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.
|2010||Patrick Riley||North Hobart|
|2011||Tom Arnold||North Hobart|
|2013||Michael Blackburn and Haydn Smith||Clarence and Lauderdale|
|2019||Edward Burrows-Cheng||North Launceston|