The Peter Hunt Medal, now in its eighth year, honours the Best and Fairest player of the BSSC Lions AFL Premier League Team in memory of Peter Hunt, who passed away in March 2015.

Peter’s extensive involvement in BSSC’s sports program from 2010 to 2015, along with his achievements in football and coaching, reflect his lasting impact.

Recognised for his dedication and leadership, he also played a pivotal role in founding the Bendigo Triathlon Club.

The medal celebrates Peter Hunt’s legacy as a revered educator, coach, sportsman, and triathlon advocate, commemorating his profound influence on BSSC and the wider sports community.

Ollie Turnbull emerged as the deserving winner of the coveted Peter Hunt Medal for 2024.

The midfielder’s stellar season was finally recognised as he claimed the individual honour, finishing with a commanding 14 votes.

Ollie Turnbull’s season is to be acknowledged both on and off the field, as his skills did the talking on match day—but his ability to show encouragement and support around his teammates off the field was also wonderful to see.

Jack Bell secured second place—narrowly trailing, with 13 votes. It is to be mentioned that Jack polled votes in every game, due to his grit and team-first mentality.

The race for third place was equally enthralling, with Charlie Clapp and Alex Wingrave both finishing level on 10 votes each.

All players should be extremely proud of their commitment and efforts throughout the season, representing BSSC with pride.

This marks the end of the 2024 SSV AFL Premier League season, we would like to thank Dean Sheldrick and Travis Matheson for coaching the team again this season and supporting the men week in, week out—with training sessions and on game day.

A special mention to all the student helpers who assisted with the day-to-day running of the matches.

Thank you to John Vanston for being the team’s first aid trainer and supporting the group. Finally, thank you to Shirl Wallis and Drew Cathcart for their continued involvement throughout the season.

Well done Ollie—a fantastic achievement!