The medal to be presented to this year’s Bradley Medalist will have a special connection to the spiritual home of the ANZAC spirit that the award honours. During August this year Cameron Snowden carried the medal around the battle fields and cemeteries of the Gallipoli Peninsula. This included the Australian monument at Lone Pine 98 years to the day after the start of the famous Battle of Lone Pine that saw 6 Australians awarded the military’s highest honour, the Victoria Cross.
Scott Snowden (co-sponsor) with the Bradley Medal at Lone Pine on the 98th anniversary of the famous Battle of Lone Pine
The Bradley Medal is awarded to the player, as judged by his peers, to have best displayed the ANZAC characteristics of endurance, courage, self-sacrifice, mate ship and good humour. It is designed to reward a player whose positive influence on his team goes above what the scorebook says. The process of awarding the medal is that players get nominated by fellow club members, if they see displays they feel warrant nomination based on these characteristics, and at the end of the season a small panel of players select the player for the pool of nominated players who has most displayed the ANZAC spirit. Nomination forms have been supplied to all captains and will also be available at the clubrooms.
The Bradley Medal also serves as a mark of respect to all the Mt Clear players and members who have served in times of war.
Lest We Forget