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Nixon wins 2020 Reserves Magarey Medal

North's Dakota Nixon gets his kick away in Round 14. Picture - Deb Curtis

By ZAC MILBANK

North Adelaide midfielder Dakota Nixon has added to his trophy cabinet by winning the 2020 Reserves Magarey Medal.

Having also claimed the 2016 McCallum Tomkins Medal as an U18, the strong-bodied Roosters on-baller polled 17 votes to be well clear of Glenelg forward Nick Leck on 13.

Eagles pair Jordan West and Jake Weidemann were the only other players to register double figures after placing equal third on 10 votes.

Originally from Gepps Cross Football Club, the 22-year-old polled four first preferences in the eight matches he attracted votes from the field umpires.

The long-kicking left-footer was named in North’s best players on seven occasions from his 13 Reserves appearances in 2020.

Measuring in at 180cm and 76kg, Nixon is the Roosters’ first Reserves Magarey Medallist since Luke Teasdale in 2014.

North’s Dakota Nixon in action. Picture – Deb Curtis

2020 Reserves Magarey Medal Leaderboard

Player Club Votes
Dakota Nixon North 17
Nick Leck Glenelg 13
Jake Weidemann Eagles 10
Jordan West Eagles 10
Will Coomblas Sturt 9
Mihail Lochowiak Sturt 8
Brendan Dew Central 8