Harvey wins Madden Medal
Friday, December 05 2008 @ 03:31 pm ACDT
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
The Top three votes breakdown for the four awards was as follows.
The Madden Medal Presented by AMP
Robert Harvey 28 Votes
Peter Bell 16 Votes
Shane Crawford 15 Votes
Earlier in the day Peter Bell spoke of his football journey after winning The Open Universities Australia Personal Development Award. The award comes on the back of his achievements including obtaining a law degree from the University of Melbourne and serve as AFLPA President from 2002-2007, in between captaining a football club and winning AFL Premiership’s. He is currently CEO of Simpking International Consultants. Shane Crawford won the GNC Live Well Football Achievement Award on the back of his long career with the Hawks winning four club Best and Fairest, a Brownlow Medal and culminating in being part of the 2008 AFL Premiership team.
The Steel Blue Community Spirit Award was taken home by Adam Ramanauskas who has had a well publicized battle with cancer in the latter part of his career and during that time showed a huge amount of courage, determination and resilience. As well as battling to fight through his illness to make two comebacks to football, he established the ‘Call to Arms’ campaign working for the cause of male cancer in the community and continues to inspire cancer sufferers off all ages and backgrounds.