12. Zach Ballard

DOB25th February 1996

Zach Ballard managed to embrace his status as one of two vice-captains on the club as well as build on his VFL form in his second year at the club. His efforts both on and off the field — including being a key driver of the World’s Greatest Shave campaign – saw Ballard acknowledged as Best Clubman in 2016. An uncompromising midfielder, Ballard was nominated by Brent Bransgrove as someone who could drive the club forward into its next phase.

Former clubs: Warrandyte, Northern Knights

Player sponsor: Anthony Montgomery