2024 Leading Goalkickers

The Hudson Medal is awarded to the Leading Goalkicker of the Tasmanian State League and has been awarded since the league began in 2009.

History of the Hudson Medal

The award is named after champion Tasmanian footballer Peter Hudson, a prolific goalkicker who is considered one of the greatest full-forwards of all time.

Over the span of his Senior career, Hudson kicked 1874 goals, between his debut in 1963, to his final game in the 1981 TANFL Preliminary Final. If you include Night Games and Representative games, his tally increases to 2191, an average of over 7 goals per game. He was kept goalless on only 4 occasions during his entire career.

He owns records in the VFL/AFL for: Most goals kicked in a season with 150 (tied with Bob Pratt) and highest average for Goals Per Game (5.64). Has the 4th highest amount of goals kicked in a game (16.1), and is 17th all-time in career goals with 727.

His records and goalscorer expand significantly into Tasmanian Football. Hudson won the 1975 TFL Premiership as a Player/Coach for Glenorchy. He also kicked 153 goals and 179 goals in back to back seasons for Glenorchy in 1978 and 1979, winning the William Leitch Medal both seasons.

His Accolades During His VFL Career:

– 129 Games
– 727 Goals
– VFL Leading Goalkicker (1968, 1970, 1971 & 1977)
– Premiership Player (1971)
– Hawthorn Best and Fairest (1968, 1970)
– 6-Time Hawthorn Leading Goalkicker (1967-71, 1977)
– VFL All-Australian (1966, 1969)
– Australian Hall of Game Inductee (1996)
– Elevated to Legend Status (1999)

His Accolades During his Tasmanian Football Career:

– 78 Games, 378 Goals (New Norfolk)
– 81 Games, 616 Goals (Glenorchy)
– Premiership Player/Coach Glenorchy (1975)
– William Leitch Medalist (1978, 1979)
– Tasmanian Team of the Century

How The Hudson Medal is Awarded

The Hudson Medal is awarded to the player who has the Highest Goal Tally at the end of the Home and Away Season.

 

TSL – Peter Hudson Medal 

Harvey Griffiths North Launceston 26
Bryce Alomes Clarence 24
Josh Green Clarence 22
Brandon Leary North Launceston 18
Tyler Carter Kingborough 18

Development League 

Logan Hovington Lauderdale 17
Joshua Pride Kingborough 14
Jack Wilson North Hobart 14

 

Hudson Medal previous winners:

Player Club
2009 Brad Dutton Clarence
2010 Brian Finch Launceston
2011 Brian Finch Launceston
2012 Mitch Williamson Clarence
2013 Sonny Whiting Launceston
2014 Aaron Cornelius Glenorchy
2015 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy
2016 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy
2017 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy
2018 Mitch Thorp Glenorchy
2019 Aiden Grace Glenorchy
2020 Dylan Riley Launceston
2021 Dylan Riley Launceston
2022 Colin Garland Clarence
2023 Brad Cox-Goodyer North Launceston