The 2019 Doig Medal Presentation Dinner will be held on Saturday 5 October in the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth.

While the presentation of the Doig Medal will highlight the evening, Fremantle will also acknowledge the club’s best up and coming player with the Beacon Award, proudly presented by Programmed.

Previous winners of the Beacon Award include Scott Chisholm, Paul Hasleby, Stephen Hill, David Mundy, Alex Pearce and Luke Ryan.

The award uses similar eligibility criteria as the AFL’s rising star award. Players need to have played less than 10 games at the start of the season, however there is no restriction on age.

The following players are eligible to win the award in 2019. 

Brett Bewley

Debut: Round 10, 2019 v Brisbane

2019 games: 7

Highlight game: Had 18 disposals and six inside 50s in Freo’s one-point win against Sydney in round 18 

Jason Carter

Debut: Round 20, 2019 v Geelong

2019 games: 2

Highlight game: There was no better way to start a career than to play in Freo’s upset win against Geelong. Carter had nine disposals and laid four tackles in the clash.

Mitch Crowden

Debut: Round 2, 2018 v Essendon

2019 games: 5

Highlight game: Crowden kicked two goals in Freo’s round 20 win against Geelong.

Hugh Dixon

Debut: Round 23, 2019 v Port Adelaide

2019 games: 1

Highlight game: An impressive snap late against Port Adelaide gave Dixon a goal on debut

Scott Jones

Debut: Round 11, 2018 v Collingwood

2019 games: 1

Highlight game: Jones had 24 hitouts, 14 disposals and four tackles in his lone appearance for the season against the Power. 

Lachie Schultz

Debut: Round 1, 2019 v North Melbourne

2019 games: 7

Highlight game: Kicked two goals to go with his 17 disposals on debut against the Kangaroos

Sam Switkowski

Debut: Round 21, 2018 v Carlton

2019 games: 18

Highlight game: The small forward helped Fremantle bring the pressure against the Cats in round 20 with nine tackles. He also had five inside 50s and a goal in the clash.