Siggins makes history with third Lynch Medal

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Lauderdale’s Sam Siggins has been rewarded for his outstanding season, claiming his third Alastair Lynch Medal as the Tasmanian State League’s best and fairest player.

The Southern Bombers superstar becomes just the second player to win the TSL’s top individual honour three times, joining Glenorchy great Jaye Bowden.

Siggins was one of several players recognised at tonight’s Alastair Lynch Medal and State League Awards Night, with the presentations of the 2023 Rodney Eade Medal, Matthew Richardson Medal, Peter Hudson Medal, TSL Development League Leading Goalkicker Award, STJFL Robert Beakley Medal and TSL Life Memberships.



Sam Siggins has further franked his standing as one of Tasmanian football’s modern greats, claiming a third Alastair Lynch Medal as the TSL’s best and fairest player.

Siggins finished with 23 votes, five clear of North Launceston’s Ben Simpson and six ahead of Clarence’s Baxter Norton to add to his 2020 and 2022 Lynch Medals.

The Cripps Player of the Year delivered five best afield performances, including in each of his final three games to storm to victory after having just five votes after seven rounds.

Simpson and Norton were consistent throughout the season, as were Kieran Lovell and Brad Cox-Goodyer who rounded out the top six.

Lynch Medal Final Leaderboard
Player Club Votes
Sam Siggins Lauderdale 23
Ben Simpson North Launceston 18
Baxter Norton Clarence 17
Kieran Lovell Kingborough 16
Brad Cox-Goodyer North Launceston 15
Jake Hinds* Launceston 12
Brodie Palfreyman* Launceston 12
Jack Avent North Launceston 11
Alex Lee North Launceston 11
James Webb Kingborough 11
Angus Norton North Hobart 10
Jack Tomkinson Kingborough 10


Lynch Medal – previous winners
Year Player Club
2009 Kurt Heazlewood Devonport
2010 Brett Geappen Clarence
2011 Tim Bristow Launceston
2012 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy
2013 Mitch Thorp South Launceston
2014 Daniel Roozendaal North Launceston
2015 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy
2016 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy
2017 Brad Cox-Goodyer North Launceston
2018 Josh Ponting North Launceston
2019 Josh Ponting North Launceston
2020 Sam Siggins Lauderdale
2021 Brad Cox-Goodyer North Launceston
2022 Sam Siggins Lauderdale




North Launceston’s Josh Rickard has claimed the 2023 Rodney Eade Medal, polling 14 votes to finish two clear of Lauderdale veteran Haydn Smith and three clear of teammate Oscar Harper.

The Eade Medal, like the Lynch, is voted on by the umpires, and is awarded to the best and fairest player in the Development League.

Having played just eight Development League games, in between appearances for North Launceston’s senior side, Rickard made the most of his season, polling in six matches, including three best on grounds.

Eade Medal Final Leaderboard
Player Club Votes
Josh Rickard North Launceston 14
Haydn Smith Lauderdale 12
Oscar Harper North Launceston 11
Brad Tilbury North Hobart 9
Charlie Skipper North Launceston 8
Max Mapley Clarence 7
Brad Rickard North Launceston 7
Charlie Meadows North Hobart 6
Archie Sward Kingborough 6
Matthew Yates North Hobart 6


Eade Medal – previous winners
Year Player Club
2011 Tom Arnold North Hobart
2012 Joe Edwards Lauderdale
2013 Michael Blackburn / Haydn Smith Clarence / Lauderdale
2014 Mitchell Swan Clarence
2015 Brendan Hay Clarence
2016 Paul Hudson Lauderdale
2017 Cameron Downie Launceston
2018 Anthony Liberatore Launceston
2019 Edward Burrows-Cheng Kingborough
2020 Hamish Leedham Launceston
2021 Joshua Whitford / Jack Mazengarb / Tom McShane Glenorchy / North Launceston / Launceston
2022 Samuel Foley Launceston



Blake Waight backed up a strong 2022 debut season with an exceptional 2023 campaign to be named the Matthew Richardson Medallist as the competition’s best young player.

Waight’s second season in the competition saw him take on the vice-captain role with the Magpies and his outstanding intercept marking and game sense saw him emerge as one of the league’s best defenders, as highlighted by his selection in the Team of the Year.

Waight averaged 19.5 disposals, 2.8 intercept marks, 4.2 rebound 50s, one contested mark and 86.7 Premier Data Ranking Points per game.

The Richardson Medal is decided upon by TSL Management following the conclusion of the home and away season.

Criteria to be eligible for the Rookie of the Year medal heading into the season:

  • Played less than 20 Senior Games of TSL Football heading into the season.
  • Be Under 23 years age
  • Have had no more than 2 years on a Senior List
Richardson Medal – previous winners
Year Player Club
2010 Trent Standen Clarence
2011 Kaine Waller Lauderdale
2012 Aaron McNab Devonport
2013 Thane Bardenhagen South Launceston
2014 Ben Halton Lauderdale
2015 Jordon Arnold Glenorchy
2016 Toutai Havea Lauderdale
2017 James Holmes Clarence
2018 Sherrin Egger North Launceston
2019 Will Poland Kingborough
2020 Oliver Davis Clarence
2021 Michael Stingel North Launceston
2022 Jordan Lane Kingborough



TSL Life Membership was awarded to the following individuals, with all four having reached the 200-game TSL milestone.

  • Josh Arnold – Player / Coach (Glenorchy)
  • Mark Tuckett – Umpire (TFUA)
  • Jack Avent – Player (North Launceston)
  • Alex Lee – Player (North Launceston)
TSL Life Members – previous inductees
Year Inducted Name Club / Organisation
2019 Wayne Povey AFL Tasmania
2019 Jaye Bowden Glenorchy
2021 Nick Butler TFUA
2021 Jay Blackberry Launceston / South Launceston
2021 Alex Hevey Lauderdale
2022 Adrian Cornish TFUA
2022 Hugh Williams North Hobart
2022 Brad Cox-Goodyer North Launceston
2022 Thane Brady North Launceston



North Launceston’s Brad Cox-Goodyer has done it all across his TSL career, including clinching his first Peter Hudson Medal as the competition’s Leading Goalkicker in 2023.

The Northern Bombers’ coach kicked a goal in every game he played across the home and away season, including multiple goals in all but two outings.

Cox-Goodyer kicked two bags of six (rounds 12 and 13), two bags of five (rounds eight and 10) and three bags of four (rounds six, 20 and 21) to underline his consistency.

2023 Hudson Medal – final leaderboard
Player Club Goals
Colin Garland Clarence 53
Jake Hinds Launceston 38
Jack Tomkinson Kingborough 36
Harvey Griffiths North Launceston 34
Brandon Leary North Launceston 34
Max Collidge Kingborough 33
Liam Jones Launceston 32
Bryce Alomes Clarence 31
Tyler Carter Kingborough 30
Sam Siggins Lauderdale 27



North Hobart’s Matthew Yates has claimed his first leading goalkicker award in his fifth season with the Demons, with his 42-goal campaign leaving him five majors ahead of Kingborough’s Joshua Pride.

Yates was a model of consistency across 2023, kicking at least one goal in all but one of his Development League appearances through the home and away season. A bag of seven majors against Launceston in round 20 saw him move clear in the lead, and that was one of nine games where he booted three or more goals to stamp his authority on the competition.

2023 Hudson Medal – final leaderboard
Player Club Goals
Matthew Yates North Hobart 42
Joshua Pride Kingborough 36
Jordan Cowell Launceston 30
Ryan Berne North Launceston 19
Arthur Schilling North Launceston 15



Lauderdale’s Reiley Banks has claimed the 2023 Robert Beakley Medal as the STJFL U18s’ Best and Fairest player, pipping Kingborough’s Patrick Harnwell in a tight count.

Banks finished the season with 22 votes, just two clear of Harnwell, with the pair well clear of Lauderdale’s Winston Forrest (12 votes) in third place.

Banks had a five-vote gap over Harnwell after round seven and was just one vote clear after round 14.

Banks, who had the bye in round 21, pulled to three votes clear after his final game, with Harnwell polling one vote in the final round to ensure Banks’ clinched the U18 Boys’ top gong.

2023 Robert Beakley Medal – final leaderboard
Player Club Votes
Reiley Banks Lauderdale 22
Patrick Harnwell Kingborough 19
Winston Forrest* Lauderdale 12
Darcy Noonan Clarence 11
Elliott Ogilvie Kingborough 11
Anthony Volta North Hobart 11
Henry Yaxley Clarence 11