Hampson and Mahoney Share Outridge Medal
- Thursday, 19 September 2013
Subiaco’s Outridge Medal, best and fairest count has ended in a tie for just the second time in the club’s history.
Midfielders George Hampson and Brett Mahoney both polled 126 votes to claim the award, 38 votes clear of both Jason Bristow and Jarrod Kayler-Thomson who tied for runner up.
Hampson polled votes consistently through out the season and led the count for most of the night while Mahoney came home with a wet sail, polling maximum votes in the final game of the season to ad his name to the club’s history books.
Mahoney, 23, played some electrifying football in his 18 games and was selected in WA’s squad to take on Victoria in May. The dashing midfielder says it’s an honour to take home the award.
“It was really un-expected but such a privilege to now have my name next to some of the greats of the club. My season was a bit up and down, I started ok but dropped away in the middle but Schoey stuck with me and it was good to finish off on a good note.” Mahoney said.
Hampson, also 23, averaged more than 26 disposals in his 19 games says he’s surprised even himself with the progress he’s made since joining the club in 2011.
“I’m wrapped to share this one with Brett, it’s a massive privilege to for us to be included with the other past winners. On my season I think being consistent each week was pretty pleasing. As a team I think we built some strong foundations for success and im pretty pumped for next year.” Hampson said.
Up and coming forward Nick Hay won the Blakemore medal as the best and fairest player in the reserves by just 2 votes ahead of defender Dylan Elliot.
Spearhead Brad Stevenson won the club’s leading goal kicker award while youngster Tom Smith’s attitude and commitment was rewarded when he was named best clubman.