League’s best

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

From back page Pimpinio’s Dy­lan Baker was a clear win­ner in the re­serves best and fairest count, pick­ing up 29 votes in 14 of 16 matches to win the Richie Dun­lop Memo­rial award.

He fin­ished 10 votes clear of his near­est ri­vals, Ro­han Adams, No­rad­juha-quan­tong, and Cameron Do­maschenz, Eden­hope-ap­s­ley.

Only two votes sep­a­rated Kal­kee sis­ters Re­becca Hud­son and Mel Schultz in B Grade, with Hud­son, 24, win­ning the count af­ter a hia­tus from the game.

The C Grade count was the clos­est of the evening, with Kathryn Bowles, Har­row-bal­moral, Lisa Ful­ton, Kal­kee, and Chantelle Fisher, Jeparit-rain­bow, shar­ing the spoils on 20 votes.

No­rad­juha-quan­tong mid­courter Jess Rein­heimer was run­ner-up on 19.

Shoot­ers got the nod in the C Re­serve count, with Har­row-bal­moral stand­out Sher­ryn Simp­son, 27, earn­ing best-and-fairest hon­ours over Kal­kee’s Claire Mackay.

Sev­eral other awards were also pre­sented on the night.

Carey also col­lected AFL Wim­mera-mallee’s coach of the year ac­co­lade, with Matthew Treacy, No­rad­juha-quan­tong, named Aus­kick coach of the year.

South­ern Mallee Gi­ants spear­head Kain Robins won the se­nior lead­ing goal-kicker award with 111 ma­jors, with James Staude, Har­row­bal­moral, win­ning the re­serves cat­e­gory with 71 goals for the home-and-away sea­son.

Kal­kee’s Paul Chris­tian was awarded HDFNL life mem­ber­ship, while Jye Smith, Tay­lors Lake, was best op­po­si­tion player.

This year’s club cham­pi­onship award went to Har­row-bal­moral on 694 points.

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