Simpson Medal

The Simpson Medal is an individual prize awarded for Australian rules football in Western Australia. The medal has been donated by Dr Fred Simpson and family since 1945.

Simpson Medals are currently awarded to the following players:

  • The best player on the ground in a West Australian Football League Grand Final (awarded annually since 1945)
  • The best Western Australian player on the ground in any interstate representative match contested by a West Australian Football League composite team (awarded annually since 1994).

Simpson Medals have also been awarded under other criteria in interstate football throughout history:

  • To the best player on the ground from either team in any stand-alone interstate representative match played in Western Australia (from 1948 until 1993). This included State of Origin matches from 1977 until 1993, but did not include National Carnival matches.
  • To the best Western Australian player across a tournament of interstate representative matches involving Western Australia: this included National Carnivals from 1950 until 1979, the 1988 Bicentennial Carnival, and Western Australia's 1964 interstate tour.
  • To the best player on the ground in club exhibition matches between a Western Australian club and an interstate club (1946 and 1947 only).

After 1994, when the interstate Simpson Medal was strictly awarded for WAFL representative matches and not for State of Origin matches, a separate medal - the Graham Moss Medal - was awarded to Western Australia's best player in State of Origin matches.

Simpson Medal Winners

WAFL Grand Final

YearPlayerTeam
2018Kyal HorsleySubiaco
2017Luke RyanPeel Thunder
2016Connor BlakelyPeel Thunder
2015Matt BolandSubiaco
2014Jason BristowSubiaco
2013Mark HutchingsWest Perth
2012Paul MedhurstClaremont
2011Beau WilkesClaremont
2010Andrew KrakouerSwan Districts
2009Ashton HamsSouth Fremantle
2008Chris HallSubiaco
2007Brad SmithSubiaco
2006Marc WebbSubiaco
2005Toby McGrathSouth Fremantle
2004Paul VinesSubiaco
2003Brent LeCrasWest Perth
2002Ryan TurnbullEast Perth
2001Ryan TurnbullEast Perth
2000Dean CoxEast Perth
1999Christian KellyWest Perth
1998Adrian BromageEast Fremantle
1997David HynesSouth Fremantle
1996Todd RidleyClaremont
1995Darren HarrisWest Perth
1994Mark AmarantiEast Fremantle
1993Dale KickettClaremont
1992Clinton BrowningEast Fremantle
1991Dale KickettClaremont
1990Greg WalkerSwan Districts
1989Ben AllanClaremont
1988Mick LeeSubiaco
1987Peter ThorneClaremont
1986Mark ZanottiSubiaco
1985Brian TaylorSubiaco
1984Barry KimberleySwan Districts
1983Brad ShineSwan Districts
1982Graham MelroseSwan Districts
1981Gary ShawClaremont
Maurice RioliSouth Fremantle
1980Maurice RioliSouth Fremantle
1979Kevin TaylorEast Fremantle
1978Ian MillerEast Perth
1977Wim RosbenderPerth
1976Mal DayPerth
1975Mel WhinnenWest Perth
1974Gary GibelliniEast Fremantle
David PrettyPerth
1973Dennis BlairSubiaco
1972Ken McAullayEast Perth
1971Shane SheridanWest Perth
1970Brian CiccotostoSouth Fremantle
1969Bill DempseyWest Perth
1968Barry CablePerth
1967Barry CablePerth
1966Barry CablePerth
1965Dave ImrieEast Fremantle
1964Norm RogersEast Fremantle
1963Ken BagleySwan Districts
1962Ray SorrellEast Fremantle
1961Keith SlaterSwan Districts
1960Brian FoleyWest Perth
1959Graham FarmerEast Perth
1958Ned BullEast Perth
1957Frank ConwayEast Fremantle
1956Tony ParentichSouth Fremantle
1955Merv McIntoshPerth
1954Charlie TysonSouth Fremantle
1953Steve MarshSouth Fremantle
1952Des KellySouth Fremantle
1951Don PorterWest Perth
1950Clive LewingtonSouth Fremantle
1949Jack LarcombeWest Perth
1948Dave IngrahamSouth Fremantle
1947Eric ErikssonSouth Fremantle
1946John LoughridgeWest Perth
1945Alan EbbsEast Fremantle

Italics - denotes winner from losing team of that Grand Final.

Interstate/State of Origin

YearPlayerTeamMatch
2019Josh DelucaWAWA vs SA
2018Jye BoltonWAWA vs SA
2017Ben SaundersWAWA vs Vic
2016Jye BoltonWAWA vs TAS
2015Ryan DavisWAWA vs SA
2014Ashton HamsWAWA vs NEAFL
2013Wayde TwomeyWAWA vs VFL
2012Paul JohnsonWAWA vs SA
2011Josh SmithWAWA vs Qld
2010Luke BlackwellWAWA v VIC
2009Brent LeCrasWAWA v SA
2008Ian RichardsonWAWA v QLD
2007Adam HayWAWA v VFL
2006Caine HayesWAWA v SA
2005Matthew PriddisWAWA v QLD
2004Chris BossongWAWA v VFL
2003Luke WebsterWAWA v SA
2002Cory JohnsonWAWA v QLD
2000Brad CampbellWAWA v SA
1999Rod TregenzaWAWA v TAS
1998Dean IrvingWAWA v SA
1997Jon DorotichWAWA v TAS
1996David SnowWAWA v SA
1995Craig TrelevenWAWA v QLD
1994Paul SymmonsWAWA v SA
1993Marty AtkinsWAWA v SA
1991Brendon RetzlaffWAWA v SA
1991Paul HardingWAWA v VIC - State of Origin
1990Ben AllanWAWA v SA
1990Simon MaddenVICWA v VIC - State of Origin
1989Jason DunstallVICWA v VIC - State of Origin
1988Gerard HealyVICWA v VIC - State of Origin
1988Peter ThorneWAWA v VFA
1988Ben AllanWAWA v SA
1988Dwayne LambWAAdelaide Carnival - State of Origin
1987Andrew BewsVICWA v VIC - State of Origin
1987Chris McDermottSAWA v SA
1986Brad HardieWAWA v VIC - State of Origin
1985Dale WeightmanVICWA v VIC - State of Origin
1985Craig BradleySAWA v SA
1984Brad HardieWAWA v VIC - State of Origin
1983Maurice RioliWAWA v VIC - State of Origin
1983Stephen MichaelWAWA v SA
1982Kevin TaylorWAWA v SA
1982Mark BrowningVICWA v VIC - State of Origin
1981 (tie)Jim KrakouerWAWA v SA
1981 (tie)Gary BuckenaraWAWA v SA
1981Simon BeasleyWAWA v VIC - State of Origin
1979Graham CornesSAWA v SA
1978Peter KnightsVICWA v VIC - State of Origin
1977Barry CableWAWA v VIC - State of Origin*
1977Max JamesSAWA v SA
1977Graham MossWAWA v VIC
1976Glenn ElliottVICWA v VIC
1975Stan MagroWAWA v VIC
1974Ron AlexanderWAWA v VIC
1973Peter FeatherbyWAWA v SA
1972Ken McAullayWAPerth Carnival
1971Peter KnightsVICWA v VIC
1970Alan StilesWAWA v SA
1969Graham FarmerWAAdelaide Carnival
1969Barry CableWAAdelaide Carnival
1968John NichollsVICWA v VIC
1967Bill WalkerWAWA v SA
1966John McIntoshWAHobart Carnival
1965Bob SpargoWAWA v VIC
1965Kevin MurrayWAWA v VFA
1964Bob ShearmanSAWA v SA
1964Derek ChadwickWAWA interstate tour
1963Brian SarreWAWA v VIC
1962Roy HarperWAWA v SA
1962Ray SorrellWAWA v TAS
1961Ray GabelichWABrisbane Carnival
1960Allen AylettVICWA v VIC
1959John WattsWAWA v SA
1958Graham FarmerWAWA v VIC
1957Ted WhittenVICWA v VIC
1956Fred GoldsmithVICWA v VIC
1956Graham FarmerWAWA v SA
1955Fos WilliamsSAWA v SA
1954Keith HarperWAWA v VIC
1953Merv McIntoshWAAdelaide Carnival
1952Merv McIntoshWAWA v SA
1951Fred ButtsworthWAWA v VIC
1950Gordon MaffinaWABrisbane Carnival
1949Stan HealWAWA v SA
1948Kevin CurranVICWA v VIC
1947Frank JenkinsSouth FremantleSouth Fremantle v Essendon
1946Lou RichardsCollingwoodEast Fremantle v Collingwood

* Cable's 1977 Simpson Medal was retrospectively awarded in 2007.afl.com.au wafl.com.au

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