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2018 Strathmore Community Bank Division 2 Team Of The Year

Final 22 Revealed


PREMIER Roxburgh Park dominates the 2018 Strathmore Community Bank Division 2 Team of the Year.

Six Magpies made the cut in the final side, which for the third consecutive year, was chosen by the seven senior coaches of the division.

Skipper Harley Short and rebounding defender Jack Elliott have retained their spots from 2017, while both Luke Capuano (full forward in 2016) and Kajanithen Gnanapragasam (full back in 2012) have both earned their second nods in the team.

Ruckman Ferras Merhi has also finally broken into the side for the first time in his career.

Coburg Districts star Tom Lucin maintained his streak of Team of the Year nods, getting into the line-up for a fifth consecutive time.

Since crossing from Essendon Doutta Stars at the start of 2014, Lucin has made the team in every season he’s played with the Lions.

In total, only seven of last year’s 22 were able to back up in this year’s side.

It was also a good year for the EDFL’s two expansion clubs, East Sunbury and Burnside Heights.

Both the Thunder (three players) and Bears (two) have a record amount of club representatives in this year’s side.

For the first time in 2018, the senior coaches were also asked to submit votes for both the captain and coach of the team (coach was previously automatically given to the premiership coach).

This year’s captain and coach of the Strathmore Community Bank Division 2 Team of the Year will be revealed at Thursday’s EDFL Awards.


2018 STRATHMORE COMMUNITY BANK DIVISION 2 TEAM OF THE YEAR


SELECTION CRITERIA

The Strathmore Community Bank Division 2 Team of the Year was to recognise the best players of the 2018 home-and-away season.

Other factors such as reputation or form in previous seasons were not to be taken into account.

In the period between the end of Round 21 and the start of the Finals Series, coaches were asked to provide who they believed were the best players (in position) of the 2018 Strathmore Community Bank Division 2 home-and-away season.

There were no restrictions on how many players they wished to select from their own team, but they were encouraged to consider players from all seven teams.

Once teams were chosen, coaches were then asked to also appoint a captain for their selected team of 22.

Finally, they were then asked to select one of their fellow senior coaches as their Coach of the Year.

They were not permitted to select themselves.

The coach with the most total votes was appointed the coach of the 2018 Strathmore Community Bank Division 2 Team of the Year.

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