Adelaide defender Andrew McPherson has won the Mark Bickley Emerging Talent Award for 2020.
An amalgamation of two awards from the Club's history, the Emerging Talent award recognises the achievements of a player under the age of 21 as the best ‘all round’ emerging talent.
McPherson overcame a string of injury troubles to make his AFL debut in Round Six, perfectly portraying his resilience and professionalism throughout rehabilitation.
In nine games, McPherson looked a composed part of the back six allowing teammate Rory Laird to forge a successful move into the midfield.
The South Australian joined the club at the end of 2017 via Pick No.40 in the National Draft.
McPherson joins an impressive list of former winners, including captain Rory Sloane, Daniel Talia, the Crouch brothers and Brodie Smith.
Mark Bickley Emerging Talent Award winners:
1995 – Andrew McLeod (Emerging Talent)
1996 – Peter Vardy
1997 – Kane Johnson
1998 – Andrew Eccles
1999 – Brett Burton
2000 – Tyson Stenglein
2001 – Chris Ladhams
2002 – Graham Johncock
2003 – Brent Reilly
2004 – Ben Rutten
2005 – Nathan van Berlo (Emerging Talent), Chris Knights (Mark Bickley Award)
2006 – Jason Porplyzia (ET), Nathan van Berlo (MB)
2007 – Jonathon Griffin (ET), Jason Porplyzia (MB)
2008 – Kurt Tippett (ET), David Mackay (MB)
2009 – Andy Otten (ET), Patrick Dangerfield (MB)
2010 – Rory Sloane (ET), Phil Davis (MB)
2011 – Matthew Jaensch (ET), Daniel Talia (MB)
2012 – Brodie Smith (ET), Sam Kerridge (MB)
2013 – Brad Crouch (ET), Luke Brown (MB)
2014 – Charlie Cameron
2015 – Matt Crouch
2016 – Jake Lever
2017 – Wayne Milera Junior
2018 – Tom Doedee
2019 - Chayce Jones
2020 - Andrew McPherson