VFA-VFL - REPRESENTATIVE MEDALLISTS
VFA-VFL representative players have won two different representative awards: The Frank Johnson Medal and the Dolphin Medal.
FRANK JOHNSON MEDAL
Since 1990 the VFA-VFL have presented this award to their best player in a representative match. It is named in honour of Frank Johnson, former VFA representative team captain, two-time All-Australian selection (1953, 1956 - as captain), youngest winner of the J.J. Liston Trophy, winner of Port Melbourne's best and fairest award a record five times, and winner of South Melbourne's best and fairest award in his first season in the VFL-AFL.
Presented to the best and fairest player in Section 2 of a National Carnival and named in honour of Alex Dolphin, a long-serving ANFC/NFL administrator who from 1930 to 1986 was involved in all levels of football.
The medal was first awarded at the 1988 National Carnival played in Adelaide and presented the following season at the 1989 Section 2 Carnival played in Tasmania. However, it has not been awarded since.
In 1988 ex-Camberwell player, Terry Wallace, who was contracted to Richmond in the VFL-AFL at the time, won the inaugural Dolphin Medal while playing for the VFA's representative team. Wallace was also the only VFA player to be selected in the All-Australian team announced at the end of the carnival.