AFTER a standout season playing with the Casey Scorpions in the AFL Victoria Development League (VFL reserves), Aiden Lindsay was recognised as the league’s best and fairest player. The Wonthaggi footballer won the A. Todd Medal last Monday night with 13 votes – ahead of a four-way tie for second, which included teammate Jordan Pollard on 12.
The 21 year-old played dominated for the Scorpions’ reserves side which he captained, playing 16 matches, kicking six goals and being named in the best in 12 matches. “I definitely didn’t expect it. The award is great,” Lindsay said last week. The hard-nosed midfielder also managed three games with the Melbourne-aligned Scorpions VFL side, including last week’s final against Geelong. “I have confidence that I can play senior footy, I just need an opportunity to do it consistently,” he said. “It’s good to get a game in the seniors in the final; it was pretty exciting down in Geelong on the weekend. I think there were about 6500 people who were all Cats supporters.
“When we kicked a goal there was no noise and when they kicked a goal the place would nearly fall down. “I aimed to play a few more senior games this season; once the season is over I’ll sit back and have a think about next year.” The Scorpions were beaten by the Cats by 49 points, but took on Werribee on the weekend and …… by …. points – (ending their season/setting up a preliminary final against ……)
A member of the Wonthaggi Power senior premiership side in 2008, Lindsay played a handful of games with the Power last season. “I didn’t play any games for Wonthaggi this year. When we had the bye I was pretty sore and needed the break, it was good to have a rest,” he said.