IT was yet another standout year for vice-captain, Jack Viney.
Bullish and tough around the contest, our no.7 was influential in several key wins throughout the year.
Taking home a career-high 24 Brownlow votes and this year’s runner up at Melbourne’s best and fairest, Viney’s 2023 is one to remember.
It’s the 3rd time Viney has secured a top three finish in the Bluey Truscott, making this one of Viney’s finest seasons in the red and blue.
Disposals: 25.6 (Above average)
Contested possessions: 11.9 (Above average)
Inside 50s: 5.3 (Elite)
Clearances: 5.1 (Above average)
Tackles: 5.9 (Above average)
Game of the year
On the biggest stage in front of a packed-out MCG Viney stood tall, taking home this year’s Neale Daniher Trophy being voted best a field.
Our no.7 topped the stats sheet with 32 disposals, 11 tackles, nine clearances, 19 contested possessions and a goal.
Viney excelled on the big stage this season, securing both the King’s Birthday and Anzac Day Eve Medals.
Of course, it was a contest where Viney did his thing.
In the dying stages of Melbourne’s top four clash against Brisbane, a late comeback win was helped by some vice-captain heroics.
Ripping the ball from ruckman Oscar , Viney spins and kicks a crucial goal to put the Demons within striking range of the lead.
Head-coach Simon Goodwin on Viney:
“He wears his heart on his sleeve, he loves his footy and he plays like that all the time.”
Off the field
At the start of the year there was an addition to the Viney clan as the family welcomed Chloe Mae Viney on January the 8th 2023.