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The TAC Cup is an under 18 Australian rules football
Australian rules football
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, also called football, Aussie rules or footy is a sport played between two teams of 22 players on either...

 representative competition held in Victoria
Victoria (Australia)
Victoria is the second most populous state in Australia. Geographically the smallest mainland state, Victoria is bordered by New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania on Boundary Islet to the north, west and south respectively....

, Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

. It is based on geographic regions throughout country Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The Melbourne City Centre is the hub of the greater metropolitan area and the Census statistical division—of which "Melbourne" is the common name. As of June 2009, the greater...

 with each team representing 12 Victorian regions.

The competition is one of the primary sources of recruitment for AFL clubs and fills a similar recruiting function to the way that college football
College football
College football refers to American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities...

 system in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 feeds the NFL
National Football League
The National Football League is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing...

. The TAC Cup provides an opportunity for talented regional players to participate in a very high standard competition without having to relocate too far from their place of origin. The competition has a very successful pathway with players missing AFL selection often being recruited by semi-professional state, country and regional leagues throughout Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

.

History


With the focus of the VFL/AFL moving rapidly towards national competition, the old metropolitan and country Victorian zoning
Zoning (Australian rules football)
In Australian rules football, zoning refers to a system whereby a given area, either region or lower-level football league, is reserved exclusively for one club....

 recruitment method for VFL/AFL clubs was phased out and at the start of 1992 the league's Under 19 competition was disbanded.

A new competition, sponsored by the Transport Accident Commission
Transport Accident Commission
The Transport Accident Commission is the statutory insurer of third-party personal liability for road accidents in the State of Victoria. It was established under the Transport Accident Act 1986....

 was formed as an avenue to where many young Victorian under-18 players make their transition to becoming senior Australian Football League
Australian Football League
The Australian Football League is both the governing body and the major professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football...

 players. In 1992 the competition consisted of five metropolitan teams and one country team. The initial teams were the Northern Knights
Northern Knights
The Northern Knights are an Australian rules football club playing in the TAC Cup, an under-18 competition in Victoria, Australia. They are based in Preston, representing the northern suburban area of Melbourne....

, Eastern Ranges
Eastern Ranges
The Eastern Ranges are an Australian rules football team in the TAC Cup.The club is a founding member of the TAC Cup competition and has produced several players for the Australian Football League including Nick Malceski, David Wirrpanda, Jess Sinclair, Damian Cupido, Lindsay Gilbee, Travis Cloke,...

, Southern Stingrays
Dandenong Stingrays
The Dandenong Stingrays are an Australian rules football team in a Victorian under 18s league called the TAC Cup.1992 saw the birth of the ‘Southern Stingrays’ and they were developed under the leadership of Steve Kennedy and Ron Roach with the home base located at the Ben Kavanagh Reserve,...

 (renamed the Dandenong Stingrays), Western Jets
Western Jets
The Western Jets Football Club are an Australian rules football club who play in the U18 competition, the TAC Cup. The club have developmental squads in the U15 and 16 age groups, however much of the attention is towards its U18 team....

, Central Dragons and Geelong Falcons
Geelong Falcons
The Geelong Falcons are a junior Australian rules football representative club in the TAC Cup competition, Victoria, Australia.The club takes in talented junior players from the Geelong, Colac and Warrnambool regions in order to groom them for AFL selection...

.

In 1993 an additional four country teams were included – the Murray Bushrangers
Murray Bushrangers
Murray Bushrangers is an Australian rules football team playing in TAC Cup since 1993 based in Wangaratta. The team trains in WJ Findlay Oval. The team is coached by Darren Ogier...

, Bendigo Pioneers
Bendigo Pioneers
The Bendigo Pioneers are an Australian rules football team in a Victorian under 18s league the TAC Cup.Bendigo Pioneers is an Australian rules football team playing in TAC Cup since 1993 based in Bendigo. The team trains at Wade St Oval, Golden Square. The team is coached by Mark Ellis...

, Gippsland Power, and North Ballarat Rebels
North Ballarat Rebels
The North Ballarat Rebels are an Australian rules football club which play in the TAC Cup, an under-18 competition in Victoria, Australia.North Ballarat is one of four regional clubs set up as part of a plan by the AFL to have clubs set in all regions of the state.This was to help aid in player...

. In 1995 two additional metropolitan regions were established with the Oakleigh Chargers
Oakleigh Chargers
The Oakleigh Chargers are an Australian rules football club playing in the TAC Cup, an under-18 competition in Victoria, Australia. They are based at Warrawee Park in Oakleigh, Victoria, representing the southeastern suburban area of Melbourne...

 and Calder Cannons
Calder Cannons
The Calder Cannons are an Australian rules football club from Melbourne, Australia.The club competes in the TAC Cup and fields squads in the U15, 16 and most importantly the U18s. The club was formed in 1995 after the need for two more metropolitan clubs...

 teams included in the competition. The Tassie Mariners
Tassie Mariners
The Tassie Mariners are an under-18 Australian rules football club representing the state of Tasmania. They currently play in the AFL National Under 18 Championships and also played in the TAC Cup from 1995 until 2002 when AFL Tasmania instead entered a senior side into the VFL....

 also commenced in the competition in 1995, becoming the league's first non-Victorian side. Finally, in 1996, the NSW/ACT Rams
NSW/ACT Rams
The NSW/ACT Rams were an under 18 Australian rules football representative club in the TAC Cup.The team, under the guidance of AFL NSW/ACT represented New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and had the moniker of the Ram, partly derived as an acronym from Riverina, ACT, Murrumbidgee...

 were admitted to the TAC Cup. The Mariners and RAMS both exiting the competition at the end of the 2002 (have been played four games a year from 2003–2004 and three game a year since 2005) resulting in the current 12 team competition. Other Non-Victorian clubs Queensland and Northern Territory played two games a year in 2003 and 2004 and three games a year since 2005.

The Gold Coast Football Club recruited several under-18s players in the 2008/09 summer, and participated in the TAC Cup in 2009 (before playing in the VFL
Victorian Football League
The Victorian Football League which evolved from the former Victorian Football Association , taking its new name as from the 1996 season, is the premier Australian rules football league in Victoria The Victorian Football League (VFL) which evolved from the former Victorian Football Association...

 in 2010 and the AFL from 2011). Similarly, the Greater Western Sydney Football Club fielded a TAC Cup team in 2010, two seasons prior to its introduction to the AFL in 2012.

Between 1995 and 2008, the finals system was in a knock-out format. This reverted to a traditional finals system in 2009 with the introduction of the Gold Coast team. In 2010, this was extended to include 12 of the 13 clubs participating that season, with the extra matches forming an extended knockout format. In 2011 the finals system was reverted back to the traditional 8 team AFL finals series.

Age eligibility


Although primarily a competition for 18 year olds, exceptions are made for bottom-aged players—16 or 17 year olds—and since 2007, over-age players—19 year olds—to participate in the competition.

Since the beginning of the 2007 TAC Cup season, clubs have been granted permission to select up to five over-age players permitted on their lists.

Nonetheless, age eligibility requirements remain for the AFL Draft
AFL Draft
The AFL Draft is the annual draft of new unsigned players by Australian rules football teams that participate in the main competition of that sport, the Australian Football League.-History:...

, where players must have turned 17 by 30 April of that draft year to be eligible for selection by an AFL Club.

Coverage


The Match of the Round is broadcast live on Rumble 103, an internet radio station based in Melbourne.

There is a TAC Cup show screening on GTV Channel 9
Nine Network
The Nine Network , is an Australian television network with headquarters based in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney. For 50 years since television's inception in Australia, between 1956 and 2006, it was the most watched television network in Australia...

 in Melbourne and across Victoria and Inland NSW border regions on WIN Television
WIN Television
WIN Television is an Australian television network owned by the WIN Corporation that is based in Wollongong, New South Wales. WIN commenced transmissions on 18 March 1962 as a single Wollongong-only station, and has since expanded to 24 owned-and-operated stations with transmissions covering a...

 from 1pm every Sunday from late March until the end of September.

TAC Cup news and results can be seen on C31's Local Footy Show and heard on the ABC's Triple J
Triple J
triple j is a nationally networked Australian radio station intended to appeal to listeners between the ages of 18 and 30. The government-funded station is a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation...

 radio sation.

TAC Cup matches will be live broadcast on Channel C31 Melbourne television in Melbourne, Geelong & regional Victoria in 2010.

Radio stations SYN FM & RRR FM will broadcast coverage of TAC Cup football matches every weekend during the season.

Grand Final

DATE HOME TEAM SCORE AWAY TEAM SCORE GROUND
25 September 2009 Dandenong Stingrays
Dandenong Stingrays
The Dandenong Stingrays are an Australian rules football team in a Victorian under 18s league called the TAC Cup.1992 saw the birth of the ‘Southern Stingrays’ and they were developed under the leadership of Steve Kennedy and Ron Roach with the home base located at the Ben Kavanagh Reserve,...

14.14.98 Calder Cannons
Calder Cannons
The Calder Cannons are an Australian rules football club from Melbourne, Australia.The club competes in the TAC Cup and fields squads in the U15, 16 and most importantly the U18s. The club was formed in 1995 after the need for two more metropolitan clubs...

17.10.112 Etihad Stadium

Grand Final



Week One - Qualifying/Elimination Finals



Week Two - Semi Finals


Week Three - Preliminary Finals


Week Four - Grand Final



Clubs history


Team Region(s) Seasons Home Ground Training Ground
Northern Knights
Northern Knights
The Northern Knights are an Australian rules football club playing in the TAC Cup, an under-18 competition in Victoria, Australia. They are based in Preston, representing the northern suburban area of Melbourne....

Northern Melbourne and North Eastern Melbourne 1992–present NAB Oval
Coburg City Oval
Coburg City Oval is an Australian rules football/cricket stadium located in Coburg, Australia. It is home to the Coburg Tigers Football Club and the Coburg Cricket Club and served as the home ground for the North Melbourne Football Club in the 1965 VFL season only.The oval is fenced off to the...

NAB Oval
Coburg City Oval
Coburg City Oval is an Australian rules football/cricket stadium located in Coburg, Australia. It is home to the Coburg Tigers Football Club and the Coburg Cricket Club and served as the home ground for the North Melbourne Football Club in the 1965 VFL season only.The oval is fenced off to the...

; La Trobe University
La Trobe University
La Trobe University is a multi-campus university in Victoria, Australia. It was established in 1964 by an Act of Parliament to become the third oldest university in the state of Victoria. The main campus of La Trobe is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora; two other major campuses are...

Eastern Ranges
Eastern Ranges
The Eastern Ranges are an Australian rules football team in the TAC Cup.The club is a founding member of the TAC Cup competition and has produced several players for the Australian Football League including Nick Malceski, David Wirrpanda, Jess Sinclair, Damian Cupido, Lindsay Gilbee, Travis Cloke,...

Eastern Melbourne 1992–present Box Hill City Oval
Box Hill City Oval
Box Hill City Oval is an Australian rules football and cricket stadium located in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia. It is the home ground of the Box Hill Hawks Football Club which plays in the VFL and the Box Hill Cricket Club....

Kilsyth Recreation Reserve
Dandenong Stingrays
Dandenong Stingrays
The Dandenong Stingrays are an Australian rules football team in a Victorian under 18s league called the TAC Cup.1992 saw the birth of the ‘Southern Stingrays’ and they were developed under the leadership of Steve Kennedy and Ron Roach with the home base located at the Ben Kavanagh Reserve,...

South Eastern Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula 1992–present Shepley Oval Shepley Oval
Western Jets
Western Jets
The Western Jets Football Club are an Australian rules football club who play in the U18 competition, the TAC Cup. The club have developmental squads in the U15 and 16 age groups, however much of the attention is towards its U18 team....

Western Melbourne and Wyndham Region 1992–present Burbank Oval
Burbank Oval
Burbank Oval, formerly known as the Morris St. Oval, is located at Morris Street, Williamstown, Victoria. It backs onto Port Phillip Bay, and is next to the Esplanade....

W.L.J. Crofts Reserve, Altona
Altona, Victoria
Altona is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13 km south-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2006 Census, Altona had a population of 9685....

; Brookside Oval, Caroline Springs
Caroline Springs, Victoria
Caroline Springs is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia located 25 km west from Melbourne's central business district on Kororoit Creek. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Melton. At the 2006 Census, it had a population of 10,880....

Sandringham Dragons Bayside Melbourne 1992–present Trevor Barker Beach Oval
Trevor Barker Beach Oval
The Trevor Barker Oval is an Australian rules football ground in Beach Road, Sandringham, Victoria Australia.It was named after the St Kilda Football Club champion Trevor Barker, who died of cancer in 1996 at the age of 39...

Princes Park Oval #1, Caufield
Geelong Falcons
Geelong Falcons
The Geelong Falcons are a junior Australian rules football representative club in the TAC Cup competition, Victoria, Australia.The club takes in talented junior players from the Geelong, Colac and Warrnambool regions in order to groom them for AFL selection...

Geelong and Western Region 1992–present Chirnside Park, Skilled Stadium Highton Reserve
Murray Bushrangers
Murray Bushrangers
Murray Bushrangers is an Australian rules football team playing in TAC Cup since 1993 based in Wangaratta. The team trains in WJ Findlay Oval. The team is coached by Darren Ogier...

Riverina
Riverina
The Riverina is an agricultural region of south-western New South Wales , Australia. The Riverina is distinguished from other Australian regions by the combination of flat plains, warm to hot climate and an ample supply of water for irrigation. This combination has allowed the Riverina to develop...

 (NSW), Goulburn Valley
Goulburn Valley
The Goulburn Valley is a region of Victoria, Australia. The region consists of those areas in the catchment of the Goulburn River and other nearby streams, and is part of the Murray-Darling Basin. The Goulburn Valley is bordered on the south by the Great Dividing Range and to the north by the...

 & North Eastern Victoria
1993–present WJ Findlay Oval, Wangaratta; Norm Minns Oval, Wangaratta; Lavington Sports Ground
Lavington Sports Ground
Lavington Sports Ground is an Australian rules football stadium located in Hamilton Valley, a suburb on the north-west fringe of Albury, New South Wales, Australia. The capacity of the venue is estimated at around 20,000...

, Albury
Albury
-Places:*Albury, New South Wales, Australia** Electoral district of Albury is an electoral district in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, based around the area.*Albury, Hertfordshire, England*Albury, Oxfordshire, England*Albury, Surrey, England...

; Albury Sports Ground
Albury Sports Ground
Albury Sports Ground is a sporting venue that is primarily used for Australian Rules football and cricket, and is located in central Albury, New South Wales, Australia, not far from the city's central business district...

, Albury
Albury
-Places:*Albury, New South Wales, Australia** Electoral district of Albury is an electoral district in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, based around the area.*Albury, Hertfordshire, England*Albury, Oxfordshire, England*Albury, Surrey, England...

; Deakin Reserve, Shepparton
WJ Findlay Oval
Bendigo Pioneers
Bendigo Pioneers
The Bendigo Pioneers are an Australian rules football team in a Victorian under 18s league the TAC Cup.Bendigo Pioneers is an Australian rules football team playing in TAC Cup since 1993 based in Bendigo. The team trains at Wade St Oval, Golden Square. The team is coached by Mark Ellis...

Bendigo, Central Murray, North Central, Sunraysia
Sunraysia
Sunraysia is an area of northwestern Victoria and southwestern New South Wales in Australia, known for its sunshine, grapes and oranges. Its main centre is Mildura....

 and Mallee
The Mallee
The Mallee is the most northwesterly district in the state of Victoria, and also encompasses the agricultural district of South Australia. Definitions vary, however all are based on the Victorian distribution of mallee eucalypts...

 regions
1993–present Queen Elizabeth Oval
Queen Elizabeth Oval
Queen Elizabeth Oval is an Australian rules football stadium located in Bendigo, Australia. The capacity of the venue is 18,000. In previous times more than 18,000 have flocked into the ground....

, Bendigo
Golden Square Football Oval
Gippsland Power Gippsland
Gippsland
Gippsland is a large rural region in Victoria, Australia. It begins immediately east of the suburbs of Melbourne and stretches to the New South Wales border, lying between the Great Dividing Range to the north and Bass Strait to the south...

1993–present Morwell Recreation Reserve, Morwell Morwell Recreation Reserve
North Ballarat Rebels
North Ballarat Rebels
The North Ballarat Rebels are an Australian rules football club which play in the TAC Cup, an under-18 competition in Victoria, Australia.North Ballarat is one of four regional clubs set up as part of a plan by the AFL to have clubs set in all regions of the state.This was to help aid in player...

Ballarat and Wimmera Region 1993–present Eureka Stadium, North Ballarat Eureka Stadium
Oakleigh Chargers
Oakleigh Chargers
The Oakleigh Chargers are an Australian rules football club playing in the TAC Cup, an under-18 competition in Victoria, Australia. They are based at Warrawee Park in Oakleigh, Victoria, representing the southeastern suburban area of Melbourne...

South Eastern Melbourne 1995–present Warrawee Park Warrawee Park
Calder Cannons
Calder Cannons
The Calder Cannons are an Australian rules football club from Melbourne, Australia.The club competes in the TAC Cup and fields squads in the U15, 16 and most importantly the U18s. The club was formed in 1995 after the need for two more metropolitan clubs...

North Western Melbourne and Sunbury District 1995–present ABD Group Stadium
Coburg City Oval
Coburg City Oval is an Australian rules football/cricket stadium located in Coburg, Australia. It is home to the Coburg Tigers Football Club and the Coburg Cricket Club and served as the home ground for the North Melbourne Football Club in the 1965 VFL season only.The oval is fenced off to the...

Highgate Recreation Reserve
Former clubs:
Tassie Mariners
Tassie Mariners
The Tassie Mariners are an under-18 Australian rules football club representing the state of Tasmania. They currently play in the AFL National Under 18 Championships and also played in the TAC Cup from 1995 until 2002 when AFL Tasmania instead entered a senior side into the VFL....

Tasmania
Tasmania
Tasmania is an Australian island and state. It is south of the continent, separated by Bass Strait. The state includes the island of Tasmania—the 26th largest island in the world—and the surrounding islands. The state has a population of 507,626 , of whom almost half reside in the greater Hobart...

1996–2002 Bellerive Oval
Bellerive Oval
Bellerive Oval, also known as its sponsored name Blundstone Arena, is primarily a cricket and Australian Rules Football ground located in Bellerive, City of Clarence, on the eastern shore of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia...

; Aurora Stadium
NSW/ACT Rams
NSW/ACT Rams
The NSW/ACT Rams were an under 18 Australian rules football representative club in the TAC Cup.The team, under the guidance of AFL NSW/ACT represented New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and had the moniker of the Ram, partly derived as an acronym from Riverina, ACT, Murrumbidgee...

New South Wales
New South Wales
New South Wales is a state of :Australia, located in the east of the country. It is bordered by Queensland, Victoria and South Australia to the north, south and west respectively. To the east, the state is bordered by the Tasman Sea, which forms part of the Pacific Ocean. New South Wales...

 and ACT
Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory, often abbreviated ACT, is the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and is the smallest self-governing internal territory...

1995–2002
Gold Coast Football Club QLD
Queensland
Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern section of the mainland continent. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean...

 and PNG
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea , officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands...

2009 Carrara Stadium
Carrara Stadium
Carrara Stadium is a sporting venue on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, located in the suburb of Carrara....

Greater Western Sydney Western Sydney
Sydney
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2010, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people...

 district
2010 Blacktown Olympic Park
Blacktown Olympic Park
Blacktown International Sportspark is a multi-sports venue in Doonside, a suburb in western Sydney, Australia. It includes three baseball diamonds, four softball diamonds, an athletics track and a Australian Rules Football/Cricket ground....

Blacktown Olympic Park
Blacktown Olympic Park
Blacktown International Sportspark is a multi-sports venue in Doonside, a suburb in western Sydney, Australia. It includes three baseball diamonds, four softball diamonds, an athletics track and a Australian Rules Football/Cricket ground....


TAC Cup premiers

Season Premiers GF Score Runner-up Best-on-ground
1992 Geelong Falcons 18.16 (124) – 12.10 (82) Western Jets Daniel Fletcher
1993 Northern Knights 32.10 (202) – 18.11 (119) Western Jets Shannon Gibson
Shannon Gibson
Shannon Gibson is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn and Collingwood in the Australian Football League during the 1990s....

1994 Northern Knights 16.21 (117) – 15.17 (107) Geelong Falcons Anthony Rocca
Anthony Rocca
Anthony Rocca is a former Australian rules footballer who has played with the Sydney Swans and Collingwood in the Australian Football League...

1995 Northern Knights 12.20 (92) – 7.21 (63) Eastern Ranges Brent Harvey
Brent Harvey
Brent "Boomer" Harvey is an Australian rules footballer and the current captain of the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League ....

1996 Northern Knights 15.15 (105) – 14.6 (90) NSW/ACT Rams Matthew Harrison
1997 North Ballarat Rebels 16.15 (111) – 10.16 (76) Dandenong Stingrays Adam Goodes
Adam Goodes
Adam Goodes is a professional Australian rules football player with the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League ....

1998 Murray Bushrangers 17.18 (120) – 12.12 (84) Geelong Falcons Michael Stevens
Michael Stevens (footballer)
Michael Stevens is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Port Adelaide and the Kangaroos in the Australian Football League ....

1999 Sandringham Dragons 16.8 (104) – 8.6 (54) Gippsland Power Dylan Smith
2000 Geelong Falcons 18.16 (124) – 15.12 (102) Eastern Ranges Amon Buchanan
Amon Buchanan
Amon Buchanan is an Australian rules football player from the Brisbane Lions of the AFL.- :Buchanan grew up in the Victorian town of Colac, west of Melbourne. He played football for Colac and the Geelong Falcons Under 18's team, winning a premiership with the Falcons in 2000 and subsequently...

2001 Calder Cannons 16.14 (110) – 10.13 (73) Bendigo Pioneers Jordan Barham
2002 Eastern Ranges 10.5 (65) – 9.10 (64) Calder Cannons Stephen Dinnell
2003 Calder Cannons 16.14 (110) – 2.6 (18) Murray Bushrangers Brock McLean
Brock McLean
Brock "Chooka" McLean is a professional Australian rules footballer currently with the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League...

2004 Calder Cannons 19.20 (134) – 9.10 (64) Eastern Ranges Jesse D. Smith
Jesse D. Smith
Jesse D. Smith was an Australian rules footballer for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League.Originally from Rupertswood, Smith was drafted in the 2004 rookie draft and debuted in Round 20, 2006 against Richmond. Smith played mainly in the midfield when with Carlton's , the...

2005 Gippsland Power 12.9 (81) – 10.6 (66) Dandenong Stingrays Dale Thomas
Dale Thomas (footballer)
Dale Robert Jordan Thomas is a professional Australian rules football player currently with the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League.-Early life:...

2006 Oakleigh Chargers 19.16 (130) – 16.7 (103) Calder Cannons Dean Kelly
2007 Calder Cannons 14.20 (104) – 7.12 (54) Murray Bushrangers Ashley Arrowsmith
2008 Murray Bushrangers 21.16 (142) – 9.7 (61) Dandenong Stingrays Steele Sidebottom
Steele Sidebottom
Steele Sidebottom is a professional Australian rules football player currently playing for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League....

2009 Calder Cannons 17.10 (112) – 14.14 (98) Dandenong Stingrays Jake Melksham
Jake Melksham
Jake Melksham is an Australian rules footballer for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League.Melksham was selected by Essendon with the tenth pick in the 2009 AFL Draft. An Essendon local, he had previously been playing with the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup and PEGS...

2010 Calder Cannons 17.14 (116) – 8.10 (58) Gippsland Power Mitchell Wallis
2011 Sandringham Dragons 17.11 (113) - 16.9 (105) Oakleigh Chargers Jack Viney

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