2016 Steve Turner Medal - Round 11 Nomination
The Melton Toyota Riddell District Football & Netball League, in conjunction with award sponsor Dome Security, are pleased to announce the nominations for the Steve Turner Medal - RDFNL Dome Rising Gun Award for Round 11 of the 2016 RDFNL season.
Steve Turner is a name synonymous with junior football in the north/western metropolitan areas. Steve is a Life Member of the Riddell District FNL who has held many roles within the league, including a stint as Football Operations Manager and on the RDFNL Board. In 2016, Steve once again sits on the RDFNL Board.
Round 11 - Zachary Smedley - Macedon
Still eligible of playing Under 18.5s football this year, Zach has been one of the big stand-outs for Macedon this year. Zach crossed to Macedon's Under 16 team at the end of 2013 after playing juniors with the Sunbury Lions. He was fast tracked into the Under 18.5s last year and managed nine games at Senior level, named in the best on six occasions.
Zach has been one of the key midfielders at Macedon this year. He has the ability to play a tagging role, he be tagged himself. He has been instrumental in many of the team's victories, none better than his effort against Romsey in round 11. He was easily the best player on the field in heavy conditions as the Cats held off the fast finishing Redbacks.
Zach played 15 games during the home and away season including a best on ground performance against Sunbury Kangaroos later in the year.
To be eligible for the Steve Turner Medal, players must be under 23 years of age, and have played less than 15 senior games prior to the start of the 2016 season. Players must have played junior or Under 18.5 football in the RDFNL, and have made themselves available for selection in RDFNL Interleague Programs. Macedon's Jason Cooke won the award last year.