After a stellar campaign, team captain Jack Watkins has claimed the John Law Medal as North Melbourne's best and fairest player in the VFL.

Watkins played a significant role in his side's 2023 revitalisation, going at 23.1 disposals and 4.1 tackles per match across his 18 games in midfield.

In a season that saw the Roos claim an inaugural Wildcard Round berth after winning 10 games, the onballer polled a leaderboard-topping 77 votes, improving on his 2022 tally of 58.

Jack Watkins in action during Round 20 of the VFL match between Footscray and North Melbourne at ETU Stadium. Picture: Jonathan DiMaggio/AFL Photos

Young key forward Tyler Sellers came in second place with 56 votes.

Despite a relatively slow start to the year, Sellers truly emerged as a main inside 50 target in the second half of the campaign and ended up booting 30 goals from 16 games, including three against Casey in Wildcard Round.

One vote behind on 55 in third spot was Ben Davis, who stood out as a rebounding defender in Tom Lynch's group.

The former Adelaide Crow offered some valuable experience behind the ball and averaged 20.6 disposals and 6.9 marks per game.

Davis also took home the VFL Best Clubman Award for his unselfishness and team-first attitude.

Prolific forward Sam Lowson, who averaged two goals per outing, came in fourth.

Lowson kicked off the season in tremendous fashion with nine goals in the opening two weeks and soon formed a damaging one-two punch partnership with Sellers.


Charlie Lazzaro was the highest polling AFL-listed player with 49 votes in fifth place.

The young midfielder collected 26.5 possessions per game and landed a spot in the VFL's 40-player Team of the Year squad.


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