PUDNEY WINS MCCALLUM-TOMKINS MEDAL

Published on: Aug 31 2018 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Woodville-West Torrens midfielder Kai Pudney has won the 2018 McCallum-Tomkins Medal.

A member of the McDonald’s SA Under-18 team, Pudney attracted a total of 23 votes to finish ahead of Norwood’s Kade Chandler and North Adelaide’s Bailey Coleman-Oakes, who each finished with 20 votes.

Originally from the Port District Football Club, Pudney averaged more than 31 disposals across his 11 appearances in the Under-18 Torrens Uni Cup competition.

The 18-year-old – who measures in at 186cm and 78kg – also played a valuable role on the wing for the McDonald’s SA Under-18 team at this AFL National Championships.

Pudney’s team-mate Jarrod Miller posted a strong season by collecting 17 votes to finish fourth while another Eagle in Jackson Mead – the son of Port Adelaide premiership defender Darren Mead – also finished in the top 10.

Pudney is just the second Eagle – joining Paul Ventura in 2013 – to win the McCallum-Tomkins Medal since the advent of the new Under-18’s format in 2009.

McCALLUM-TOMKINS MEDAL LEADERBOARD

Kai Pudney (Eagles) 23
Kade Chandler (Norwood) 20
Bailey Coleman-Oakes (North) 20
Jarrod Miller (Eagles) 17
Jordon O’Brien (Central) 13
Luke Bogle (South) 13
Jackson Mead (Eagles) 11
Daniel Sladojevic (South) 10
Ethan Moore (West) 10
Brad Potter (Glenelg) 10
Jed Spence (Norwood) 10
Will Gutsche (West) 10

For all the vote-winners in the McCallum-Tomkins Medal, click here.

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