The Fos Williams Medal has been awarded since 1981 to the best Australian rules football player from South Australia during Inter-State or Inter-Competition matches. The medal is named in honour of legendary South Australian National Football League (SANFL) player and coach Fos Williams.

Originally the award was made in respect of State of Origin matches. Since that competition folded in 1999, the medal has been awarded during games where the SANFL plays other state competitions in State League representative matches (e.g. WAFL v SANFL). The award is usually voted on by a panel selected by the SANFL from significant football identities present at the match, and may include past players, coaches and journalists.

Medal winners

* denotes State League clash, not an AFL-level Origin match
♦ South Australia played no state games in 1990 so the SANFL played a City v Country match at Football Park which was essentially an All-Stars game with teams divided into those recruited from SA's country leagues and those from Adelaide. The concept only lasted one season due to poor attendance.

'Year Fos Williams Medallist VFL/AFL/SANFL Team(s) Against Venue 1981 Peter Carey Glenelg Western Australia Subiaco Oval 1982 Stephen Copping Essendon / Glenelg Victoria Football Park 1982 Paul Weston Glenelg Western Australia Football Park 1982 Greg Phillips Port Adelaide Western Australia Subiaco Oval 1983 Michael Aish Norwood Victoria Football Park 1983* Craig Williams West Adelaide Western Australia Subiaco Oval 1984 Stephen Kernahan Glenelg Victoria Football Park 1984 Garry McIntosh Norwood Western Australia Football Park 1985 Peter Motley Sturt Victoria Football Park 1985 Craig Bradley Port Adelaide Western Australia Subiaco Oval 1986 Craig Bradley Carlton / Port Adelaide Victoria Football Park 1986 Andrew Jarman North Adelaide Western Australia Football Park 1987 Chris McDermott Glenelg Victoria Football Park 1987 Andrew Jarman North Adelaide Western Australia Subiaco Oval 1988 Mark Mickan Brisbane / West Adelaide New South Wales Football Park 1988 Stephen Kernahan Carlton / Glenelg Victoria Football Park 1988 Michael Redden North Adelaide Western Australia Football Park 1989 Andrew Jarman North Adelaide Victoria MCG 1990♦ Andrew Jarman Norwood City v Country Football Park 1991 Craig Bradley Carlton / Port Adelaide Victoria Football Park 1991* Mark Naley South Adelaide WAFL Subiaco Oval 1992 David Hynes West Coast / Port Adelaide Victoria Football Park 1992* Garry McIntosh Norwood WAFL Football Park 1993 Greg Anderson Adelaide / Port Adelaide Western Australia Football Park 1993 Craig Bradley Carlton / Port Adelaide Victoria MCG 1993* Tony Lynn Central District WAFL WACA 1994 Andrew Jarman Adelaide / Norwood Victoria Football Park 1994* Scott Burns Norwood WAFL Football Park 1995 Simon Tregenza Adelaide / Port Adelaide Victoria MCG 1995* Garry McIntosh Norwood Tasmania North Hobart Oval 1996 Tony Modra Adelaide / West Adelaide Western Australia Football Park 1996* Josh Francou North Adelaide WAFL Subiaco Oval 1997 Brayden Lyle Port Adelaide Victoria Football Park 1997* James Thiessen Norwood ACTAFL Manuka Oval 1998 Michael O'Loughlin Sydney / Central District Western Australia Football Park 1998* Paul McCormack Norwood WAFL Football Park 1999 Andrew McKay Carlton / Glenelg Victoria MCG 1999* Anthony Harvey Norwood VFL MCG 2000* Stephen Carter Port Adelaide WAFL Adelaide Oval 2001* Ben Hollands West Adelaide VFL Adelaide Oval 2002* Ben Hollands West Adelaide VFL Adelaide Oval 2003* Brett Backwell Glenelg WAFL Fremantle Oval 2005* Scott Borlace Norwood VFL TEAC Oval 2006* Daniel Schell Central District WAFL Adelaide Oval 2008* Clint Alleway North Adelaide VFL Adelaide Oval 2009* Jade Sheedy Sturt WAFL Leederville Oval 2012* Adam Grocke Woodville-West Torrens WAFL Glenelg Oval 2013* Ryan Ferguson West Adelaide NEAFL North Richmond Oval 2014* Zane Kirkwood Sturt VFL North Port Oval 2015* Tom Keough West Adelaide WAFL Lathlain Park 2016* Zane Kirkwood[1] Sturt VFL Adelaide Oval 2018* Zane Kirkwood Sturt WAFL Adelaide Oval 2019* Michael Knoll South Adelaide WAFL Optus Stadium 2021* Matthew Broadbent South Adelaide WAFL Adelaide Oval

See also

References

  1. ^ Partland, Warren (29 May 2016). "Painful lessons from WA loss fuelled SA triumph over Vics, says coach Graham Cornes". News Limited. The Advertiser. Retrieved 29 May 2016.