Jack Steele won his second Trevor Barker Medal on Friday night. (Photo: St Kilda FC)

St Kilda captain Jack Steele has claimed his second Trevor Barker Medal after an incredible season in his debut year as captain of the club. 

St Kilda captain Jack Steele has claimed his second Trevor Barker Medal after an incredible season in his debut year as captain of the club.

Steele and vice-captain Seb Ross are the only players remaining at the club to have received the honour, both winning the medal twice.

The Saints skipper was always the clear favourite heading into the night and won by a landslide amount, with second place being 79 votes behind.

One of the favourites for this weekend’s Brownlow medal, Steele this season averaged 29.2 disposals, 14 contested possessions and six score involvements. He also lead the league in tackles with 186 (average of 8.5 per game), with second placed Willem Drew being 22 tackles behind.

Steele was also awarded the Dare Sainter of the year award, as well as the Lenny Hayes Crest award, which is earned by displaying values of effort and courage.

Rounding out the top five of the Trevor Barker medal was Jack Sinclair, Tim Membrey, Callum Wilkie and in equal fifth, Brad Crouch and Bradley Hill.

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Sinclair enjoyed a terrific season at half-back, reflected by his second place finish in the Trevor Barker medal count. The 26-year-old ranked elite in disposals and intercept possessions, whilst also averaging four score involvements per game. 

Young star Max King took out the Best Emerging Player award after a fantastic year. King booted 38 goals and ranked elite for contested marks, whilst Sinclair took out the best clubman award. 

Two-time Trevor Barker medallist and current vice-captain Seb Ross was awarded life membership, having spent 10 seasons at the club and been an integral part of the Saints 22 for many years. 

Rising star Hunter Clark was awarded the Saints Goal of the Year from round seven against Hawthorn, where he showed impressive composure in front of goal after making a crucial smother.

Rounding out the awards was Jimmy Webster who took out best defensive act of the year, Jack Sinclair who was awarded the ‘best mullet at the football club.’ Both awards were voted on by the fans. 

Trevor Barker Medal Top 10

  1. Jack Steele (234 Votes)
  2. Jack Sinclair (155)
  3. Tim Membrey (136)
  4. Callum Wilkie (124)
  5. Brad Crouch (120)
  6. Bradley Hill (120)
  7. Seb Ross (117)
  8. Dougal Howard (112)
  9. Jimmy Webster (105)
  10. Max King (101)

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