AFL: Bradley Hill claims Doig Medal as Fremantle Dockers’ best and fairest

Bradley Hill of the Dockers. Picture: Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images
Bradley Hill of the Dockers. Picture: Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images

BRADLEY Hill has done what no other Fremantle Docker has done in the last 17 years, taking out the club’s Doig Medal in his first season.

The speedy midfielder, who moved to Fremantle from Hawthorn at the end of 2016, took out the club’s fairest and best award with 158 votes, ahead of Lachie Neale with 135 and captain Nat Fyfe with 132.

He was the first to win the medal in his first year at the club since Troy Cook in 2000.

There were a slew of other awards handed out on the night, with Fyfe taking out the Players Award, Luke Ryan winning the Beacon Award for being the best first-year player while the retiring Zac Dawson was named the Best Clubman.

Players Nick Suban and Hayden Ballantyne were named life members, as was former board member Syd Corser.

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