Richmond star Trent Cotchin has very generously donated a car to the Foundation after winning The Age Footballer of the year 2012. This year Trent also won his second Jack Dyer Medal as well as the AFLCA Champion Player of the year award and a Four n Twenty All Australian Spot on the wing. He capped off a stellar season by collecting 26 Brownlow votes to come equal second for the award with Sam Mitchell. A huge thank you to Trent for his overwhelming generosity and support.
The Hyundai i30 won by Richmond’s Trent Cotchin for being The Age footballer of the year award will be gratefully accepted by the children’s bone marrow disorder charity The Capitan Courageous Foundation. But in these days of wall-to-wall sponsorship there can be se some road blocks, with Cotchin on Friday Morning having to sheepishly decline having his photograph take with said vehicle. The reason? Rival carmaker Jeep sponsors the Tigers and Cotchin is one of the American manufacture’s Australian ambassadors. Still, the Brownlow favorite was happy to be pictured young with Angus Bond— who has been helped by the foundation — along with with his dad Jeff and brother Ted. Mind you, like most footballers, Angus didn’t want to be photographed at all.