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Devon Smith

Devon Smith

Height:
176cm
Weight:
77kg
Recruited from:
Lara (Vic)/Geelong U18
Debut:
2012
Games:
98
Goals:
93
Year Coach Captains Chairman CEO Kevin Sheedy Medallist Leading Goalkicker All-Australian
2012 Kevin Sheedy Callan Ward,
Phil Davis,
Luke Power
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Callan Ward Jeremy Cameron
(29)
-
2013 Kevin Sheedy Callan Ward,
Phil Davis 
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Jeremy Cameron Jeremy Cameron
(62)
Jeremy
Cameron
2014 Leon Cameron Callan Ward,
Phil Davis 
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews  Shane
Mumford
 Jeremy
Cameron
(29)
-
2015 Leon Cameron Callan Ward,
Phil Davis 
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Heath Shaw Jeremy Cameron
(63)
Heath Shaw
2016 Leon Cameron Callan Ward,
Phil Davis 
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Toby Greene Jeremy Cameron
(53)
Toby Greene, Heath Shaw
Year Coach Captain Chairman CEO Gabrielle Trainor Medallist Leading Goalkicker All-Australian
2017 Tim Schmidt Amanda Farrugia Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Jessica Dal Pos Phoebe McWilliams
(7)
Jessica Dal Pos

The Kevin Sheedy Medal is the award given to the GIANTS player determined to have been the Club Champion throughout an AFL season.

Named after inaugural GIANTS coach Kevin Sheedy, Sheedy has an unparalleled standing in the game. 

On the field, he represented Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s and 1970s, and then coached fellow Victorian side Essendon for nearly three decades. He is second in the Australian Football League (AFL) record for the most games combined as a player and coach.

In November 2009, Sheedy was appointed the Head Coach of newly formed GIANTS for the inaugural 2012 season. It was only fitting that the decision was made to name the club’s premier award after Sheedy.

After announcing he would hand over the coaching reigns to Leon Cameron at the end of the 2013 season, Sheedy coached his 679th and final game as a senior coach in the VFL-AFL, against the Gold Coast in September. After serving as a Director on the Board from 2014-2015 Sheedy moved back to Melbourne but remains a firm friend of the club.

Club Chairman, Tony Shepherd, highlighted Sheedy's importance to the GIANTS: "In many ways Kevin Sheedy is the father of the GIANTS. He's been here from the start and has helped build the GIANTS".

Year

Kevin Sheedy Medallist

Rising Star

Community Award

Coaches Award

Academy Player of the Year

Members Choice Award

NEAFL Player of the Year

GIANTS
Standards Award

2012

Callan Ward

Toby Greene

Setanta O’hAilpin

Jacob Townsend

Nick Coughlan

Toby Greene

N/A

N/A

2013

Jeremy Cameron

Lachie Whitfield

Jonathan Giles

Tom Scully

Jock Cornell

Jeremy Cameron

Mark Whiley

Devon Smith

2014  
Shane
Mumford
 
 
Josh Kelly
 
 
Stephen
Coniglio
 

Devon
Smith
 

Jack
Steele
 

Adam
Treloar
 

James
Stewart
 

Shane
Mumford
 
2015 Heath Shaw Cam McCarthy Dylan Shiel Heath Shaw Jacob Hopper Heath Shaw Jake Barrett
Devon Smith

2016 Toby Greene
Jacob Hopper

- Josh Kelly Harry Perryman Stephen Coniglio Jeremy Finlayson Shane Mumford

The AFL Women’s Club Champion award is named the Gabrielle Trainor Medal.

The award recognises one of the club’s most influential figures and a pioneer for the development of female football in New South Wales. 

Ms Trainor was an inaugural GIANTS board member as well as a member of the Team GWS advisory committee before joining the AFL Commission in March last year. 

Prior to joining the GIANTS, Ms Trainor also served on the AFL NSW/ACT Commission for 10 years. She worked to support the then-fledgling Sydney Women’s AFL in its development and its relationship with the Commission. 

GIANTS Chairman Tony Shepherd said Ms Trainor had been instrumental in the development of the GIANTS and the game more broadly in New South Wales.

“As someone who has worked with Gabrielle for a number of years, I’m immensely proud to have our premier AFL Women’s award called the Gabrielle Trainor Medal,” Mr Shepherd said.

“We’re delighted to recognise Gabrielle’s work within both the GIANTS and the AFL - it’s a natural fit for someone who has contributed so much to the game and the development of women’s football.”

Ms Trainor’s links to Australian Football go well beyond the time she served on the AFL NSW/ACT Commission with both her father and grandfather serving as President of the North Melbourne Football Club and delegates to the governing body, then the VFL.

Year

Gabrielle Trainor Medallist

Rising Star

Community Award

Coaches Award

Members Choice Award

2017

Jessica Dal Pos

Erin McKinnon

Amanda Farrugia

Britt Tully

Amanda Farrugia

Year

Round

Nominee

2012

2

Jeremy Cameron

2012

5

Tomas Bugg

2012

7

Stephen Coniglio

2012

10

Dylan Shiel

2012

14

Toby Greene

2012

18

Adam Treloar

2012

19

Devon Smith

2012

23

Dom Tyson

2013

10

Lachie Whitfield

2013

17

Adam Tomlinson

2013

19

Zac Williams

2014

2

Josh Kelly

2014

18

Jon Patton
2015 8
Cam McCarthy

2016 8
Jacob Hopper

Year

Round

Nominee

2017

3

Erin McKinnon

2017

7

Nicola Barr