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
2017
Josh Kelly


Tim Taranto


Tom Downie


Dawson Simpson


Nick Shipley


Josh Kelly


Isaac Cumming


Shane Mumford

2018 Lachie Whitfield

Zac Langdon

Adam Tomlinson Stephen Coniglio Kieren Briggs Lachie Whitfield Jake Stein Tim Taranto
2019 Tim Taranto

Brent Daniels

Stephen Coniglio Matt de Boer Tom Green Nick Haynes Connor Idun Tim Taranto