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.