North Shore’s Shaun Crane wins 2017 Phelan Medal

North Shore Bomber, Shaun Crane took out a thrilling Phelan Medal race last night in Sydney, winning the coveted AFL Sydney prize in front of a 650-strong crowd.

In his first year in the AFL Sydney competition, Crane accumulated 15 votes from his fourteen home and away season matches. Polling six times during the count, Crane was noted as best on ground four times throughout the year.

The 2017 Phelan Medallist is a West Australian who joined the North Shore Bombers this year after playing for South Bunbury in the South West Football League, and Perth in the WAFL Reserves.

Crane took out the Phelan Medal by two votes, finishing ahead of Manly Warringah’s Cal D’Souza (13 votes), North Shore’s Erol Sertbas (12 votes), and Western Suburb’s Dan O’Connell (12 votes) in what was one of the most thrilling Phelan Medal vote counts in recent years.

AFL Sydney would like to congratulate Shaun Crane on winning the 2017 Phelan Medal.