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GFL Team of the Decade

The decade started with the rivalry between South Barwon and Bell Park and finished as the most even in the GFL’s 40-year history.

Six clubs won premierships – the Swans and St Joseph’s won three apiece – with Colac (2014) and Leopold (2016) saluting for the first time, while some late heroics from Nick Connors made sure St Mary’s rounded out the decade as the reigning premier.

Grovedale made its first GFL grand final appearance in 2013 before succumbing to South Barwon.

North Shore, Geelong West and St Albans all failed to make a finals appearance.

Minimum criteria for selection was set at 50 games. Games and goals are for the period 2010-19

NEXT WEEK: 2010-19 GDFL TEAM OF THE DECADE

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BACKS:

DANIEL MEASURES (St Joseph’s – 93 games/19 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2018

GFL Representative 2015, 2018

St Joseph’s Best & Fairest 2016, 2017

St Joseph’s Premiership Player 2015, 2017, 2018

JEREMY LARCOMBE (Leopold – 139 games/3 goals)

Vic Country (1) Representative 2015

GFL Team of the Year 2012, 2015

GFL Representative 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015

Leopold Premiership Player 2016

LUKE BUCKLAND (South Barwon – 62 games/42 goals)

Vic Country (1) Representative 2010

GFL Team of the Year 2010, 2011

GFL Representative 2010

South Barwon Best & Fairest 2010

South Barwon Premiership Player 2010, 2013

 

HALF-BACKS:

DANIEL LOVICK (St Joseph’s – 116 games/7 goals)

Vic Country (1) Representative 2012

Mathieson Medal 2011 (joint), 2012 (joint)

GFL Team of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

GFL Representative 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

GFL Grand Final Best on Ground 2015, 2017

St Joseph’s Best & Fairest 2010, 2011, 2015

St Joseph’s Premiership Player 2015, 2017

DALE CARSON (St Joseph’s 135 games/202 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

GFL Leading Goalkicker 2010

St Joseph’s Best & Fairest 2012, 2013, 2014

KANE LEERSEN (Colac – 179 games/170 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

GFL Representative 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Colac Best & Fairest 2010, 2013

Colac Premiership Player 2014

 

CENTRE:

JAI THOMPSON (Leopold – 174 games/145 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

GFL Representative 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

GFL Grand Final Best on Ground 2016

Leopold Best & Fairest 2013, 2016

TIM SHERINGHAM (Bell Park – 176 games/154 goals)

Vic Country (1) Representative 2014

Mathieson Medal 2012 (joint)

GFL Team of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

GFL Representative 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Bell Park Premiership Player 2011

Bell Park Best & Fairest 2010, 2013, 2014

ANDREW KELLY (Colac – 90 games/57 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2012, 2013

Colac Best & Fairest 2011, 2012 (joint)

Colac Premiership Player 2014

 

HALF-FORWARDS:

JASON DAVENPORT (North Shore – 75 games/126 goals)

Vic Country Representative 2017

GFL Team of the Year 2014, 2015, 2017

GFL Representative 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

North Shore Best & Fairest 2014, 2017

CLINTON WELLS (South Barwon – 99 games/282 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012

GFL Representative 2011, 2013

GFL Grand Final Best on Ground 2012

South Barwon Premiership Player 2010, 2012, 2013

JARRYD GARNER (Colac/St Mary’s – 127 games/160 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2019

St Mary’s Best & Fairest 2017, 2018

St Mary’s Premiership Player 2019

Colac Premiership Player 2014

 

FORWARDS:

BRANDON HOWARTH (Leopold – 156 games/303 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2016, 2018

GFL Representative 2015, 2016

Leopold Premiership Player 2016

JORDAN ERSKINE (Grovedale – 91 games/351 goals)

Vic Country (1) Representative 2014

GFL Team of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

GFL Leading Goalkicker 2016

GFL Representative 2014, 2015, 2016

JAKE McGUANE (Colac – 165 games/377 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2014

GFL Leading Goalkicker 2014

GFL Representative 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015

Colac Premiership Player 2014

 

RUCKS:

LOCHIE VEALE (Colac – 162 games/71 goals)

Vic Country Representative 2018

GFL Team of the Year 2013

Colac Premiership Player 2014

Colac Best & Fairest 2012 (joint), 2015, 2019

GFL Representative 2014, 2016

MATT McMAHON (Newtown & Chilwell – 156 games/99 goals)

Vic Country Representative 2016, 2017

Mathieson Medal 2017, 2018, 2019

GFL Team of the Year 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

GFL Representative 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Newtown & Chilwell Best & Fairest 2015, 2017, 2018

NATHAN DEANS (Grovedale – 148 games/86 goals)

Mathieson Medal 2016

GFL Team of the Year 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018

GFL Representative 2018

Grovedale Best & Fairest 2012, 2015 (joint), 2017, 2018, 2019

 

INTERCHANGE:

ANDREW BANJANIN (St Albans/St Mary’s – 106 games/12 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2011

GFL Representative 2012, 2013

JAKE CARMODY (Colac – 112 games/281 goals)

GFL Team of the Year 2011, 2014, 2015

Colac Premiership Player 2014

ROB CONDY (Newtown & Chilwell/St Mary’s -108 games/92 goals)

Vic Country Representative 2015, 2016, 2017

GFL Team of the Year 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

GFL Representative 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Newtown & Chilwell Best & Fairest 2010

St Mary’s Best & Fairest 2014

BEN LAVARS (St Mary’s – 70 games/51 goals)

Mathieson Medal 2010

GFL Team of the Year 2010

GFL Representative 2011, 2012

STEVE PAULKE (Bell Park – 71 games/141 goals)

Mathieson Medal 2013, 2015

GFL Team of the Year 2013, 2015

GFL Representative 2013

TOM STEWART (South Barwon – 83 games/23 goals)

Vic Country (1) Representative 2014

GFL Team of the Year 2014

GFL Representative 2013, 2014

South Barwon Premiership Player 2012, 2013