U18 TAC Cup Squad

Alex Federico is the winner of the 2017 Brent Harvey Best and Fairest, after the vote count at the official function on Saturday night.

The midfielder took home the award by nine votes over Captain Nick Coffield who finished second, whilst Max Dreher rounded out the top three.

With four games left in the count Federico was not in the top 10, but used an outstanding finish to the the season to take home the award.

Federico played just the nine games for the Knights this season as a result of school commitments with Marcellin, but proved his influence averaging 25.5 disposals for the season as well as averaging 6.6 clearances and 8.1 tackles per game to win the Knights’ top honour.

Arguably, his best game came against the Murray Bushrangers in Round 17. The clearance specialist delivered a best on ground display in the Knights big win, with 44 touches, 15 clearances and 2 goals.

19 year old players Jamison Shea and Sam Binion rounded out the top five.

Other major award winners on the night included Christian Farchione’s win of the Adam Simpson Coaches Award and Tom McKenzie’s win of the Michael Mascoulis Rising Star Award, for the best Bottom Aged Player.

Jamison Shea won the Anthony Rocca Leading Goal Kicker award and Oliver Wilson took out the Chris Johnson Best Defensive Player Award.

Life Membership was also awarded to current club runner Mark Opar, for 10 years of service. Opar becomes the 16th life member of the Northern Knights.

Please see below for a full vote count and top ten leaderboard, along with all of the award winners from the club’s night of nights.


TAC Cup Squad

Adam Simpson Coaches Award:
Christian Farchione

Michael Mascoulis Rising Star Award:
Tom McKenzie

Leading Goalkicker Award:
Jamison Shea

Chris Johnson Best Defensive Player Award:
Oliver Wilson

Most Improved Award:
Matthew Harman

Technika Core Values Award:
Jack House

Best Tackler Award:
Anthony Fable

Best Clubman Award:
Matthew McLellan

U16 Max Richardson Squad

U16 Best Player Award:
Lachlan Potter

U16 Coaches Award:
Lucas Perry


Full Vote Count

Pos. First Votes
1 Alex Federico 79
2 Nicholas Coffield 70
3 Max Dreher 69
4 Jamison Shea 64
5 Sam Binion 62
6 Jack Petruccelle 59
7 Braedyn Gillard 51
8 Mitchell Andrews 45
9 Ethan Penrith 44
10 Marcus Lentini 41