Congratulations Joel Cross - 2015 Knuckey Cup Winner
Joel Cross has taken out his second Knuckey Cup at South Adelaide's Best & Fairest dinner, capping off a stellar 2015 campaign that also saw him receive the RO Shearman and Magarey Medals and earn SANFL State Team selection.
Cross finished the count on 118 votes, followed by defender Matt Rose (113), who took home the Mark Rawlins Memorial Trophy as runner-up after enjoying a consistent second season at Hickinbotham Oval. Finishing in equal third was South skipper Brad Crabb and Xavier Gotch (111).
Cross played all 18 games for the Panthers in 2015, kicking 15 goals and causing countless headaches for his opponents throughout the year.
Senior Award Winners
Utility Ryan Kelly was rewarded for his consistency in the Reserves, taking out the J.L. Brown Trophy as the seconds Best & Fairest with 93 votes. Kelly played in all 17 games for the Panthers Reserves in 2015, kicking 7 goals and playing a variety of roles around the ground.
First year Panther Hayden Nichols finished as Reserves runner-up, polling 90 votes through 17 games.
Senior Award Winners
Reserves Best & Fairest (J.L. Brown Trophy) - Ryan Kelly
Reserves Runner-Up - Hayden Nichols
Milestone Chemicals Players' Player Award - Joel Cross
League Most Improved - Emmanuel Irra
League Leading Goal Kicker - Brett Eddy (42 goals)
Player Trademark Award - Brad Crabb
The Knuckles Award - Brede Seccull
Best Clubman (Dr Jim Harley/Frank Brown Memorial Trophy) - Scott Taylor
Best 1st Year League Player (David Kantilla Memorial Trophy) - Ben Heaslip
U18s Centre of Excellence Awards
Only 3 votes separated the top 3 in South Adelaide's U18s Centre of Excellence Best & Fairest.
Midfielder Tom Boreham was named the Panthers U18s Best & Fairest with 35 votes, but was closely followed by ruckman Sam Gurney (34) and Connor Fairlie (33).
U18s Centre of Excellence Award Winners
U18s Best Team Man - Joseph Tyllis
U18s Leading Goalkicker - Cody Szust (33 goals)
Best Junior Clubman (Colin & Peter Haines Trophy) - Steven Jaggard
U18s Rising Star (Fred & Mavis Whitwell Trophy) - Liam Fitt