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STEVE THOMSON

Saints giant ruckman Steve "Froggy" Thomson won the 1984/85 NTFL's most coveted award - the Nichols Medal.

Steve who in his first season of NTFL football - polled 15 votes (222333) to win the medal from team mate Cadji Dunn (122333).

Steve joined Saints from Brisbane Club Mayne, where he has played 50 games in seasons 1981, 1983 and 1984 and represented Queensland twice. He missed Mayne's 1982 premiership while playing with Bright in the Victorian country league of Ovens and King where he played 40 games in 1980 and 1982. He also kicked 100 goals in 1982.

Missing Mayne's premiership was a major disappointment making "Froggy" that much keener to play in the 1985 premiership team in the NTFL which Saints duly won

Major influences on Steve's football were Mayne coach and former North Melbourne ruckman, Mick Nolan (Rick's father) and Queensland coach, Norm Dare.

Steve also represented the NTFL against Glenelg on Australia day in 1985