No Northern Blue surprised more in the back-end of the season than former Gippsland Power representative, Deven Costigan. As a latecomer to pre-season and then with a hamstring injury to deal with, Costigan only made it onto the park mid-year but made every moment count, surging to a senior debut as 23rd man. Now with a very impressive pre-season under his belt and a full summer in the Northern system, Costigan – a hard-at-it midfielder – is primed for a big year in Blue.
VFL games: 2
VFL goals: 0
Former clubs: Bairnsdale, Gippsland Power