TAC Cup Team of the Year
All 12 regions are represented with the Geelong Falcons topping the list with four members in the squad.
Despite a mid-season ankle injury, Eastern Ranges power forward Tom Boyd impressed enough to be selected at full forward, while North Ballarat Rebels tough-nut Matt Crouch also overcame his own injury worries to be named in the centre.
Geelong Falcons duo Fraser Fort and Darcy Gardiner were named in the two key defensive posts, joining teammate Lewis Taylor who was named on a half forward flank and James Tsitas on the interchange.
Zak Jones (Dandenong Stingrays) and Louis Herbert (North Ballarat Rebels) were rewarded for their stellar seasons with a berth in the back six, alongside 19-year-old prospects Jake Owen (Calder Cannons) and Tom Langdon (Sandringham Dragons).
Excitement machines Billy Hartung (Stingrays) and Josh Kelly (Dragons) are the side’s two wingman, a mouth-watering proposition if the team was ever to play an actual match.
Northern Knights’ classy utility Ben Lennon and Ranges small man Mitch Honeychurch fill the forward line with the competition’s leading goalkicker Josh Scott (Gippsland Power) and Ranges giant Michael Apeness.
The followers, all rewarded for their consistency, are Jack Leslie (Power) Jacob Chisari (Bendigo Pioneers) and Michael Gibbons (Murray Bushranges).
While not able to force their way into the starting 18, the extended interchange is chock full of stars.
James Sicily (Western Jets), Christian Salem (Dragons), Jay Kennedy Harris (Oakleigh Chargers), Nick Holman (Bushrangers) and Marcus Bontempelli (Knights) have all enjoyed fantastic years and forced their way into draft calculations.
B Zak Jones Fraser Fort Jake Owen
Dandenong Geelong Falcons Calder Cannons
HB Louis Herbert Darcy Gardiner Tom Langdon
North Ballarat Geelong Sandringham
C Billy Hartung Matt Crouch Josh Kelly
Dandenong North Ballarat Sandringham
HF Ben Lennon Tom Boyd Lewis Taylor
Northern Knights Eastern Ranges Geelong Falcons
F Mitch Honeychurch Michael Apeness Josh Scott
Eastern Ranges Eastern Ranges Gippsland Power
Foll. Jack Leslie Jacob Chisari Michael Gibbons
Gippsland Power Bendigo Pioneers Murray Bushrangers
James Sicily Christian Salem James Tsitas
Western Jets Sandringham Geelong
Jay Kennedy Harris Nick Holman Marcus Bontempelli
Oakleigh Chargers Murray Bushrangers Northern Knights