Exciting young Bomber Mason Redman has been named the club’s Most Improved Player at the 2019 Crichton Medal awards ceremony on Tuesday night.
Stringing senior games together proved to be the key for the athletic defender this year as he took his game to new heights to cement his spot in the side.
Coming into the season with just five AFL games under his belt from three injury-interrupted years at the club, Redman was hopeful a return to full fitness in 2019.
After showing glimpses of his exciting talent in two games last year, Redman hit the ground running this year. He entered the side in round four and stayed there, playing the remaining 20 games to break through for a clear career-best season.
Composure with the ball in hand was a key asset for Redman across half-back, while his confidence and courage in the air also impressed.
The classy 22-year-old finished the year averaging 17 disposals, 5.1 intercept possessions, 3.1 tackles and 2.6 rebound 50s in a strong display of his versatility and value to the team.
The Bombers will be thrilled to have secured the services of the South Australian until at least the end of the 2021 season, because Redman’s future looks extremely bright.