Jake Ryan wins Duncanson Todd medal

Surfers Paradise Demon’s midfielder Jake Ryan has been awarded the Duncanson-Todd Medal for best and fairest player in the Pineapple Hotel sponsored SEQAFL Division 1 Competition at a gala dinner at Brisbane’s Mercure hotel on Monday night.

Ryan topped the table with 21 votes beating out Mayne’s Adam Stevenson (14 votes) and Noosa’s Danny Brewster (12 votes).

Halfway through the count it looked to be a tight race with Ryan, Wilston Grange’s Lee Smith and Western Magpie Anthony Corrie tied with eight votes apiece and no more than two votes separating the top ten contenders.

A superb last-half to the season saw Ryan sprint away from the field, winning the count with a total of six three-votes, one two-votes and one one-vote.

Ryan kicked off his AFL career as a Surfers Paradise junior before starting senior football with the Southport Sharks in the early 2000’s.

A move to Victoria saw the classy centreman claim the Morris Medal for the Oven’s and Murray league’s best and fairest in 2008 while playing with Corowa-Rutherglen.

Ryan returned to Queensland to play with Surfers Paradise in 2011.

The Pineapple Cup Hotel Future Star award went to Palm Beach Currumbin’s Tyler Cornish, The Most Valuable Player award was won by Wilston Granges’ Steven Britain, the Bill Ryan Trophy was shared by PBC’s Blake Schneider and Angus Munro and Western Magpie Chris Judson won the Noel Wallace medal for best and fairest player in the SEQAFL Reserves competition.

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