Trevenen’s day to savour as he wins Barnett medal

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North Albany's Michael Trevenen gets his handball away as Railways' Scott Fielding tackles.
Camera IconNorth Albany's Michael Trevenen gets his handball away as Railways' Scott Fielding tackles. Credit: Laurie Benson

Midfielder Michael Trevenen has capped a superb first season in red and white after his brilliant display helped him win the Alan Barnett Medal as judged best-on-ground by the umpires in North Albany’s fifth-straight premiership on Sunday.

The former WAFL reserves player switched to the Kangas this year after two seasons with Wickepin in the Upper Great Southern Football League and had immediate impact.

That influence was clear to see in the heavily contested grand final, racking up more than 20 disposals and kicking two crucial goals in the Kangas’ memorable 17-point win over Railways.

Trevenen won a stack of clearances and booted majors in the second term and then the third as his side hit the front.

Alan Barnett medallist Michael Trevenen with his medal and the GSFL premiership cup.
Camera IconAlan Barnett medallist Michael Trevenen with his medal and the GSFL premiership cup. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The 26-year-old was thrilled to win a premiership in his first season in the competition.

“I’m honoured to receive the Alan Barnett Medal and I would like to thank the Barnett family for the award,” he said.

“It’s always nice to be recognised for individual awards but winning that premiership caps off a great year we have had down at North.”

Trevenen missed the first three games of the regular season but polled 14 votes in the Kleemann Medal to finish in fourth place.

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