Daniel Leach claims 2017 Blakemore Medal

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:55 AM
Daniel Leach is the 2017 Blakemore Medal Winner for the fairest and best in the WAFL Reserves Competition for the Subiaco Football Club.
Leach was a deserving winner of the Blakemore Medal in his first season as the Subiaco Football Club polling 506 votes to win comfortably from Jacob Miller and Ben Reid.
Averaging just under 20 possessions and 6 tackles a game, Leach was one of the prime movers in the Subiaco D-League midfield across the season. A model of consistency, Leach had at least 14 possessions in every game he played and had a season high of 27.
After Adam Cockie had dominated the early rounds, Leach took control in the middle of the season and had built up a winning lead by the time finals commenced.
For Leach the decision to join Subiaco has been justified with in the past week the young midfielder claiming both a premiership medal and the Blakemore medal.
Behind Leach it was a tight battle for the minor placings, with the consistent Jacob Miller finishing second and claiming the Bill Mackie Memorial Trophy with 463 votes.
Ben Reid finished third and claimed the Reserves Outstanding Play Award with 459 votes. Just behind Reid, youngsters Ryan Borchet, Chad Barns and Mackenzie Lawrence finished in a tie for fourth on 454 votes.
Borchet claimed the Newton Screaigh Award judged by the coaches as the most consistent player across the season.
Premiership winning coach Andrew Lockyer addressed his premiership winning team as the majority of this next premiership team of the Subiaco Football Club was able to enjoy celebrating what was a history making season.
Blakemore Medal: Daniel Leach
Bill Mackie Memorial Trophy: Jacob Miller
Outstanding Play Award: Ben Reid
Newton Screaigh Award: Ryan Borchet
Daniel Leach 506 votes
Jacob Miller 463 votes
Ben Reid 459 votes
Chad Barns 454 votes
Ryan Borchet 454 votes
Mackenzie Lawrence 454 votes
Nick Menegola 409 votes
Dylan Clarke 399 votes
Ryan Vermeersch 370 votes
Dylan Nelson 356 votes
Ray Daniels 347 votes
Shannon Nelson 346 votes
Matt Bogensperger 341 votes
James Garcia 336 votes
Brayden Ainsworth 316 votes
Josh Chapman 310 votes
Daniel Perkins 306 votes
Josh Underwood 305 votes
Simon Parry 225 votes
Ryan Wade 225 votes