Nichols Medal Winners

Although the League's Best & Fairest award dates back to the early days of Darwin football when it was known as the President's Medal, it is only since the 1948/49 season that this award has been named the Nichols Medal. The award was named after Joseph Wesley Nichols who was a past NTFL President, Secretary and Life Member.    

 
YEAR NAME CLUB
  PRESIDENT'S MEDAL  
1916/17 No records  
1917/18 No records  
1918/19 No records  
1919/20 No records  
1920/21 No records  
1921/22 Rueben Cooper Darwin Buffaloes
1922/23 No records  
1923/24 No records  
1924/25 No records  
1925/26 No records  
1926/27 Hec Atherton Magpies
1927/28 No records  
1928/29 Eddie Cubillo Darwin Buffaloes
1929/30 Jim Main Waratah
1930/31 Charlie Snape Darwin Buffaloes
1931/32 Don Bonson Darwin Buffaloes
1932/33 Walter Lew Fatt Darwin Buffaloes
1933/34 Walter Lew Fatt Darwin Buffaloes
1934/35 Ben Whittam Garrison
1935/36 Don Bonson Darwin Buffaloes
1936/37 D Bretherton Garrison
1937/38 Leo Pon Darwin Buffaloes
1938/39 Merv Johns Garrison
1939/40 Pat Scully Waratah
1940/41 Joe McGuiness Darwin Buffaloes
1941/42 Competition suspended due to WW2  
1942/43 Competition suspended due to WW2  
1943/44 Competition suspended due to WW2  
1944/45 Competition suspended due to WW2  
1945/46 Competition suspended due to WW2  
1946/47 Leo Pon Darwin Buffaloes
1947/48 Bob Daniell Army/Navy
     
  NICHOLS MEDAL  
1948/49 Andy Nation Army/Navy
1949/50 Joe Sarib Darwin Buffaloes
1950/51 Steve Abala Snr. Darwin Buffaloes
1951/52 Denis Ganley Waratah
1952/53 Charles 'Bluey' McKee Waratah
1953/54 Bill James Waratah
1954/55 Bill Roe St Mary's
1955/56 Neil Davies St Mary's
1956/57 Harold Muir Works & Housing
1957/58 Ted Cooper Wanderers
1958/59 Joe Bonson & Terry Lew Fatt Works & Housing & St Mary's
1959/60 Joe Bonson & Peter Marrego Works & Housing & Wanderers
1960/61 Jim Wilson Waratah
1961/62 Ted Cooper Wanderers
1962/63 Bertram Kantilla Waratah
1963/64 Walter 'Bennie' Lew Fatt Nightcliff
1964/65 Clifford 'Gympie' Lew Fatt St Mary's
1965/66 Rusty Moreen Wanderers
1966/67 Leon Gregory St Mary's
1967/68 Don Stokes Darwin Buffaloes
1968/69 Ali Muir & Maurie Ryan Darwin Buffaloes & Wanderers
1969/70 John Pepperill St Mary's
1970/71 Ken Bonson Nightcliff
1971/72 Pat Murphy & Keith Nickels St Mary's & Waratah
1972/73 Pat Murphy & Joe Daby St Mary's & Nightcliff
1973/74 Michael Graham St Mary's
1974/75 No award competition suspended due to Cyclone Tracy  
1975/76 Ronald 'Barney' Quall Darwin Buffaloes
1976/77 Basil Damaso Darwin Buffaloes
1977/78 Bill Bennett, Mark Motlop & Ian Wallace St Mary's, Nightcliff & North Darwin
1978/79 John 'Bubba' Tye Nightcliff
1979/80 Hank McPhee Waratah
1980/81 Joe Daby Nightcliff
1981/82 Peter Ivanoff Waratah
1982/83 Tony Lehman North Darwin
1983/84 William 'Ninny' Briston Darwin Buffaloes
1984/85 Steve Thomson St Mary's
1985/86 Damian Christensen St Mary's
1986/87 Peter Ivanoff Waratah
1987/88 Steven Stokes Darwin Buffaloes
1988/89 William Rioli Snr St Mary's
1989/90 Brently Hughes Southern Districts
1990/91 Michael Athanasiou St Mary's
1991/92 Jason Jones Darwin Buffaloes
1992/93 Noel Long St Mary's
1993/94 Jason Jones Darwin Buffaloes
1994/95 Joel Howes Wanderers
1995/96 Marty Christensen & Cyril Rioli Snr St Mary's
1996/97 Norm Murphy Nightcliff
1997/98 Norm Murphy Nightcliff
1998/99 Adrian Collard, Tommy Weetra Southern Districts & St Mary's
1999/2000 Kelvin Maher Southern Districts
2000/01 Kelvin Maher Southern Districts
2001/02 Bruce Jarmyn Southern Districts
2002/03 Ben Ah Mat Darwin Buffaloes
2003/04 Colin 'Tim' Karpany Wanderers
2004/05 Jarred Ilett St Mary's
2005/06 Heath Culpitt St Mary's
2006/07 Shannon Rusca Southern Districts
2007/08 Jarred Ilett & Warren Berto St Mary's & Nightcliff
2008/09 Iggy Vallejo St Mary's
2009/10 Matt Cannard Southern Districts
2010/11 James McNamee Wanderers
2011/12 Troy Coates Nightcliff
2012/13 Shane Tipuamantamerri Tiwi Bombers
2013/14 Peter MacFarlane St Mary's
2014/15 Cameron Ilett St Mary's
2015/16 Brodie Filo Nightcliff
2016/17 Timothy Mosquito Waratah
2017/18 Cameron Ilett Nightcliff
2018/19 Phillip Wills Nightclff