1. Tom Wilson


The ever-present captain returns for season number eight at Preston City Oval. The uncompromising midfielder continued to prove his undoubted worth for the Northern Blues last season, finishing second in the best-and-fairest award. A two-time Laurie Hill Trophy winner and Victorian representative in 2017, Wilson was the unanimous choice when appointed skipper for the third consecutive season. His 100th game will be another achievement in an ever-growing list of Northern Blues landmarks for the custodian of the number one guernsey.

VFL games: 94

VFL goals: 58

Former clubs: Vermont, Eastern Ranges

Player sponsor: Andrew Grey