Fletcher Seymour completed a stunning season for the 2022 premiers, adding the McAuley Medal to his trophy case after taking out Launceston’s Best and Fairest count. The midfield bull took his game to another level this year, averaging 28.5 disposals, 6.8 clearances and 4.6 tackles per game as the Blues stormed to a third straight premiership. His performance in their grand final win was immense, as he racked up 37 disposals and 11 clearances to claim the Darrel Baldock Medal as best afield.
It was a close race at the top of the leaderboard, with Seymour (117 votes) finishing narrowly ahead of Brodie Palfreyman (114) and captain Jobi Harper (113). Palfreyman took home the Runner-Up award after continuing to grow in his midfield role, averaging 22.4 disposals and 5.8 tackles per game and booting 20 goals.
McAuley Medal Top Ten
- Fletcher Seymour (117)
- Brodie Palfreyman (114)
- Jobi Harper (113)
- Jake Hinds (64)
- Jackson Thurlow (63)
- Alec Wright (54)
- Jack Tuthill (34)
- Josh Wooley (32)
- Zach Morris (31)
- Jay Blackberry (27)
Kerry Tuthill Medal (Leading Goalkicker): Jake Hinds
Most Valuable Player: Alec Wright
Gerald Dutton Memorial Award: James Leake
Coach’s Award: James Leake
Kieran Lovell‘s return to Tigerland in 2022 was capped off with his third Ray Lorkin Medal, adding to his wins from 2019 and 2020. Lovell was a key player in Kingborough’s run to their first TSL grand final appearance, averaging 28.8 disposals, 8.1 clearances and 6.2 inside 50s per game and kicking 17 goals. With three games of 40+ disposals, he was hard to miss in the midfield and caught the eye of the voters.
After winning the top gong in 2021, Eddie Cole enjoyed another outstanding season to claim the Runner-Up award this season. He further enhanced his reputation as one of the competition’s best inside midfielders, leading the league in hard ball gets and tackles while averaging 23.1 disposals and 5.9 clearances per game.
Ray Lorkin Medal Top Ten
- Kieran Lovell
- Eddie Cole
- Lachlan Clifford
- Jack Tomkinson
- Riley Ashlin
- Luke Graham
- Elijah Reardon
- Jordan Lane/Lachlan Gadomski
- Zach Adams
- Sam Duigan/Tyler Carter
It was a successful year for a young Roos squad as they won their way through to the preliminary final, and rising star Baxter Norton led the way to claim the Chris Riewoldt Medal as the club’s Best and Fairest. That is just the latest accolade for Norton after earning his first TSL Team of the Year selection on the wing this season. Averaging 23 disposals, 5.4 tackles and 5.5 clearances per game, he entrenched himself as one of the competition’s top players.
Fellow young gun Sam Green was another breakout star this season, and he took home the Runner-Up award for the Roos. After playing across the ground in previous years, Green flourished in the ruck en route to a first Team of the Year nod. Ranking seventh in the league for Premier Data ranking points, he averaged 21.3 disposals, 20.9 hit outs and 4.8 clearances per game.
There were no surprises in the count for the Mitch Robinson Medal, with Sam Siggins taking home the top prize as Lauderdale’s best and fairest. The Southern Bombers star was crowned the TSL’s best player by both the media and the umpires, winning the Cripps Player of the Year and the Alastair Lynch Medal in 2022. Playing between the forward line, midfield and ruck, he averaged 25.7 disposals, 11.7 contested disposals and 4.8 marks per game, and with 45 goals he also took home the Mark Richards Trophy as the club’s leading goalkicker.
At the other end of the ground, captain Josh McGuinness enjoyed another strong season in the backline to claim the Marcus Fitze Trophy as runner-up in the count. The TSL mainstay claimed his seventh Team of the Year selection in 2022, and he averaged 21.7 disposals, 5.6 marks and 6.1 rebound 50s to rank elite in each category.
Tim Perkins Trophy (Most Consistent): Nat Franklin
Craig Lorkin Rising Star Trophy: Ned Shaw
Coaches’ Trophy: Rhys Sutton
Wes Parfrey Trophy (Most Improved): Fynn Rackett
Trademark Player of the Year: Bryce Walsh
A tie atop the leaderboard saw two North Launceston stars take home the Jack Hill Medal, with Alex Lee and Jack Avent unable to be split in the votes. Both were TSL Team of the Year representatives, and both starred consistently throughout the year.
Lee cemented his standing as the competition’s premier ruck, leading the league with 48.1 hit outs per game while also averaging 7.1 clearances and 5.9 score involvements. His all-around game was what separated him from many of his fellow rucks around the state, as he also ranked above-average or elite for disposals, marks and inside 50s, among others.
Avent continued to evolve as one of the most prolific midfielders in the TSL, ranking in the top five in ranking points (119.1) and disposals per game (26.7) and also racking up 7.1 tackles and 7.2 clearances per game. With seven games of 30+ disposals, he was one of the most influential players in the league and regularly took over games around the stoppages.
It was a familiar face that claimed the Neil Maynard Trophy as runner-up in the count, with Brad Cox-Goodyer adding to his jam-packed trophy case. The eight-time TSL TOTY selection was phenomenal once again in 2022, leading the competition in ranking points and averaging 28.6 disposals, 6.3 clearances and 1.7 goals per game.
Jack Hill Medal Top Ten
- Alex Lee/Jack Avent (135)
- Brad Cox-Goodyer (122)
- Fletcher Bennett (54)
- Ben Simpson (47)
- Corey Nankervis (39)
- Tom Bennett (37)
- Nathan Pearce (30)
- Will Manshanden (27)
- Harry Bayles (20)
Coaches’ Award: Declen Chugg
Patrons Trophy (Best Team Man): Fletcher Bennett
Brad Green Rising Star Award: Blade Sulzberger
Jack Hawksley Memorial Trophy (Leading Goalkicker): Tom Bennett
Syd Brooks Memorial Trophy (Most Improved): Harry Bayles
Young Family Trophy: Theo Ives
James Dennis Memorial Trophy (Most Consistent): Corey Nankervis
Playing as North Hobart’s main target inside 50 and also battling in the ruck, Nick Jackson’s versatility was rewarded with the 2022 G.D Miller Medal as the club’s best and fairest. The big man started the season like a house on fire, averaging 22.8 disposals per game over North Hobart’s first eight games, and he ended the season ninth on the league goalkicking table with 31 majors. He also enjoyed one of the biggest performances of the year in round three, racking up 172 ranking points thanks to 24 disposals, 23 hit outs and ten clearances.
Young gun George McLeod played his first full season of senior football in 2022 and was rewarded with the Patron’s Trophy as B&F runner-up. He was prolific throughout the year, ranking elite for both disposals (24.9 per game) and kicks (19.5) and finishing with 20+ disposals in 15 of his 17 games.
Most Improved: Matthew Campbell
Most Consistent: Lachie Dale
Coaches’ Award: Josh Cleaver
Most Potential: William Groom
A.W “Mickey” Budd Trophy (Rising Star): Harry McLeod
Best Club Person: Jack McCulloch
Old and new faces couldn’t be separated in Glenorchy’s count, with senior captain Josh Arnold and new recruit Blake Waight sharing the 2022 Roy Cazaly Medal. In a challenging year for the Magpies, both winners stood tall and consistently excelled under pressure.
Spending more time in the midfield and away from his usual defensive post, Arnold averaged a touch below 20 disposals per game and ranked above-average for marks, clearances, inside 50s and tackles. He stepped up in the big moments and the toughest matchups, with seven games of 20+ disposals against teams that would play in the finals.
Waight was a revelation in defence after joining the Magpies from OSFA club University ahead of the 2022 season. One of the league’s strongest players in the air, he ranked in the top three for both marks (6.7 per game) and intercept possessions (six per game), and he averaged 21.5 disposals per game while dropping below 20 touches just five times in 17 outings.
Most Consistent: Dominic Brown
GW Long Memorial Award (Most Effective/Impact Player): Luke Brown
Trevor Sprigg Memorial Award (Most Potential): Tom McGann
Ian Carter Memorial Award (Best First Year Player): Blake Waight
Magpie Tough Award (Player’s Player): Callum Thompson