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 reins 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

Development Award

GIANTS Standard Award

2012

Callan Ward

Toby Greene

Setanta O’hAilpin

Jacob Townsend

Nick Coughlan

Toby Greene

-        

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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

2020

Nick Haynes and Lachie Whitfield

Lachie Ash

 

Nick Haynes

-        

Nick Haynes

Jack Buckley

-         

2021

Josh Kelly

Tom Green

-        

Sam Taylor

-        

Toby Greene

James Peatling

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