With just nine games to go in the 2024 season, multiple Hawks are in the mix to win the coveted Peter Crimmins Medal.

We’ve taken a look at some of the top contenders who could claim the club’s highest honour.


Dylan Moore

Games: 14
Disposals: 18.1 per game
Score involvements: 6.3
Total goals: 22

Hawthorn Co-Vice-Captain Dylan Moore has had one of his best seasons to date.

The 24-year-old is currently ranked elite in average disposals (18.1), handballs (8.4) and tackles (3.8) while also leading the team’s goalkicking with 22 majors for the season.

Hawks fans already knew about Moore’s capability inside 50 but this season, he has benefitted from more midfield time, rocketing him up among the Peter Crimmins Medal contenders. 

With a sixth-place finish last year, Moore is every chance to rise up the leaderboard in 2024 with a strong start to the season so far. 

No stranger to a bruise or scratch, Moore has also demonstrated that he is well and truly a heart and soul Hawk, which could see him back up his 2023 Most Courageous Award win. 

Jai Newcombe

Games: 14
Disposals: 22.9 per game
Clearances: 5.6

Last year’s runner-up by just two votes was undoubtedly one of the favourites for this year’s Peter Crimmins Medal heading into the 2024 season.

Newcombe is still well in contention to win the coveted award, having averaged 22.9 disposals, 5.6 clearances and 4.7 tackles from his 14 matches so far this season.

This includes racking up 20 or more disposals in 11 of those 14 games, highlighting his dominance at the contest.

The 22-year-old has continued to improve as the year has gone on and is on track to finish the year just as well as he has started it. 

James Worpel

Games: 14
Disposals: 20.8 per game
Clearances: 5.3
Inside 50s: 5.6

The 2019 Peter Crimmins Medallist is having another solid season in the midfield.

James Worpel has not missed a game this season and has produced strong averages of 20.8 disposals, 5.6 inside 50s, 5.3 clearances and 4.4 tackles.

Having been well renowned for his elite hands, Worpel’s kicking accuracy has lifted to another level this season, seeing him average an overall disposal efficiency of 70.4%.

Having narrowly missed the podium in 2023, the 25-year-old is in the mix to regain top-three status in 2024, if not win it all. 

Worpel has also recorded 20 or more disposals in seven of his 14 matches so far and has room to grow in the back half of the year.

Blake Hardwick

Games: 14
Disposals: 13.9 per game
Marks: 4.4

The ultra consistent Blake Hardwick is having another fine year.

Not only has the 27-year-old played his usual unselfish role in defence but he has also provided a spark inside 50, with his 12 goals this season more than doubling his career tally prior to 2024.

Hardwick has gone from finishing as runner-up in the 2021 Peter Crimmins Medal count to narrowly missing the podium in 2022 to securing another top 10 finish in 2023.

Could 2024 be the year he takes it out? 

With healthy averages of 13.9 disposals at 77.2% efficiency as well as 3.5 marks, the versatile Hawk is right in the mix. 

Jack Scrimshaw

Games: 13
Disposals: 17.2 per game
Marks 5.8
Intercept marks: 2.8 

Jack Scrimshaw is arguably having a career-best season in defence.

Having suited up for 16 games in total last season, the 25-year-old has already played 13 matches this year in consistent and reliable fashion. 

While 17.2 disposals is a healthy average, it’s Scrimshaw’s intercepting ability that has really improved in 2024.

He is currently ranked above average in marks with 5.8 and is also averaging a career-high 8.2 intercept possessions. 

Having finished outside the top 20 in last year’s Peter Crimmins Medal count, Scrimshaw could be in for a massive rise in 2024. 

James Sicily

Games: 12
Disposals: 21.7 per game
Intercept possessions: 8.2
Marks: 7.6

Despite missing two games through injury, James Sicily is right in the mix to claim the 2024 Peter Crimmins Medal.

The 2022 winner is ranked elite with an average of 21.7 disposals per game and has backed that up with 8.2 intercept possessions and 7.6 marks.

His most recent performance against Richmond was Sicily personified, controlling the backline and impressing with his precise kicking.

After finishing in the top five of last year's count, can he rise up the leaderboard in 2024? 

Jarman Impey

Games: 14
Disposals: 18.4 per game
Marks: 6.4
Intercept possessions: 6

Jarman Impey has been a picture of consistency in the backline, so much so that he was elevated to be the club’s captain during Sir Doug Nicholls Round.

Not only has the 28-year-old impressed as a leader but he has also matched it with his stellar form across half-back.

Impey is averaging 18.4 disposals, 6.4 marks and six intercept possessions from his 14 matches, linking up efficiently with his midfielders and forwards in the process. 

Having finished in the top 10 of last year’s count, Impey could be pushing for a higher finish in 2024. 

Karl Amon

Games: 14
Disposals: 22.4 per game
Marks: 6.2
Rebound 50s: 6.1

Karl Amon has taken his game to another level this year with a successful move from the wing to the half-back line.

Amon has since owned that position with strong averages of 22.4 disposals, 17.7 kicks and 6.2 marks, ranking above average in each stat. 

He is also ranked elite in metres gained with an average of 557.6 per game, thanks to his booming and precise kicks as well as his powerful endurance.

Amon could be on track for his highest finish in the Peter Crimmins Medal count, as he is in line to better his eighth place finish from 2023. 

Will Day

Games: 8
Disposals: 20.9 per game
Tackles: 5.3
Clearances: 4

Despite only playing eight games for the season so far, Will Day could be in contention to win his second straight Peter Crimmins Medal.

Having missed the first six games of the season due to a foot injury, the young midfielder had a quiet first two outings by his lofty standards in Rounds 7 and 8.

Since then, he has recorded 20 or more disposals in his past six matches, leading the team to wins in five of those games.

His averages now sit at 20.9 disposals, 5.3 tackles and four clearances, highlighting his midfield dominance.

The 23-year-old is continuing to lead the way in Hawthorn’s engine room and is on track to continue his outstanding form in the back half of the season.

Could he also back up his Lethal Award win from 2023? Much-loved by his teammates, Day continues to put his body on the line and live out the Hawthorn values each time he pulls on the brown and gold. 

Massimo D’Ambrosio

Games: 13
Disposals: 20.5 per game
Marks 4.8
Intercept possessions: 4.5

Could this be the ultimate fairytale story?

Massimo D’Ambrosio is in his first season at Hawthorn but is already having an immense impact, currently rated as the league’s second-best wingman, according to Champion Data.

Champion Data also ranked the 21-year-old as the second most improved player in the league to this point of the season, only behind Sydney superstar Issac Heeney.

D’Ambrosio’s stats tell the story, ranked above average in disposals (20.5), contested possessions (6.4), uncontested possessions (13.8), metres gained (332.2), kicking efficiency (72.5%) and score involvements (4). The classy wingman is also ranked elite in groundball gets (5.6). 

If he finishes the rest of the season off just as good as he has started it, he could be high up in the Peter Crimmins Medal count come October. 

Sam Frost 

Games: 14
Disposals: 10.2 per game
Marks: 3.6
Intercept possessions: 5.2

While his influence may go unnoticed by some in the broader football world, Sam Frost is highly valued within the four walls at the Hawks and could be putting his hand up to record his highest Peter Crimmins Medal finish yet.

A no-fuss and selfless defender, the 30-year-old usually takes the opposition’s most dangerous forward and more often than not, keeps them quiet while having an influence himself.

Frost is yet to miss a game this season and has averaged 10.2 disposals and 5.6 intercept possessions.

With 2021 being the last time he finished in the top 10 of the club’s Peter Crimmins Medal count, could this be the year he wins it all?

The views in this article are entirely reflective of the author and have no bearing on the official 2024 PCM count.