Mitchell Medal for Ste­wart

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Sport -

For­mer Mar­garet River ruck­man Alex Ste­wart was the toast of the Gold­fields Foot­ball League this week af­ter his ex­cel­lent 2018 sea­son was re­warded with the Mitchell Medal.

Ste­wart, who was also crowned the GFL’s pre­mier player in 2012, polled 34 votes to edge joint run­ners-up, Mines Rovers’ Jor­dan Del­bridge and Rail­ways’ Jesse Hawkins, by five votes.

It was a typ­i­cally con­sis­tent cam- paign by Ste­wart, whose ma­jor in­flu­ence on the Roos squad helped them to 10 wins.

Ste­wart also starred at the an­nual Land­mark car­ni­val in Perth, earn­ing best-on-ground honours in the fi­nal against Mort­lock as the GFL grabbed the di­vi­sion 2 ti­tle.

It was the GFL’s first Land­mark grand fi­nal win in 10 years.

Ste­wart joined Kal­go­or­lie for the 2012 sea­son af­ter the fam­ily home burnt down in the Mar­garet River fires.

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