The Morrish Medal was first presented the year after the formation of the League thirds competition and was awarded to the player voted best and fairest in that grade by the field umpires. It perpetuates the memory of long-serving (1922) reserve grade treasurer Tom Morrish.

In 1959 the competition was renamed the VFL 19s. In April 1992 three players, who had previously been eliminated on a countback, were awarded medals retrospectively for seasons 1961, 1974 and 1976. Since 1991 the medal has been presented to the TAC Cup under-18s player of the season.

Year

Player

Club

2019

Lucas Rocci

Western Jets

2018

Liam Stocker

Sandringham Dragon

2017

Jack Higgins

Oakleigh Chargers

2016

Hugh McCluggage North Ballarat Rebels

2015

Clayton Oliver Murray Bushrangers

2014

Alex Carr Gippsland

2013

Jacob Chisari,
Ben Cavarra,
George Cameron,
Josh Scott
Respectively:
Bendigo,
Eastern Ranges,
Geelong,
Gippsland

2012

N. Graham Gippsland

2011

A. Benbow Dandenong Stingrays

2010

D. Heppell,
J. Sketcher
Respectively:
Gippsland Power,
Sandringham Dragons

2009

Anton Woods Northern Knights