Kyabram Free Press


- By Gus Underwood

Hot favourite Tom Davies completed a brilliant but frustratin­g season on a high, claiming the Kyabram District League’s Mcnamara Medal at the virtual vote count last Friday night.

The Lancaster co-coach and talented midfielder polled 18 votes to score a three-vote win over Avenel’s Brayden Avola with another Wombat, livewire small man James Ross, finishing third with 11 votes.

Davies said he was well aware of expectatio­ns he would win the medal but admitted he wasn’t so sure.

‘‘We had a good season and we had a lot of good players I thought would steal votes off each other so I wasn’t that confident.’’

But Davies said he would have readily swapped his medal for his team getting a chance to have a crack at this season’s flag.

‘‘It was pretty disappoint­ing the season finished like it did when you put so much into it,’’ he added.

The Mcnamara Medal is the first league medal Davies has won but four seasons in the AFL Darwin summer competitio­n produced club best-and-fairest awards with both the Palmerston and St Mary’s clubs.

He also had three seasons with the now-defunct Northern Thunder team in the North Eastern Australian Football League competitio­n.

Davies has taken the coaching reins for next season from Corey Carver after sharing a joint role with him this season.

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