Published on December 9, 2019 3:00 pm

L-R: Gemma Lagioia (Oakleigh), Alice Burke (Sandringham) and Tyanna Smith (Dandenong)

2019 NAB League Girls best-and-fairest results

We look at the top five placegetters in each NAB League Girls club’s best-and-fairest count following the 2019 season.

 

BENDIGO PIONEERS

Winner: BROOKE HARDS

Runner-up: MAEVE TUPPER

Third: KATE DOUGLASS

Fourth: ELIZABETH SNELL

Fifth: JORDYN JOLLIFFE

Tough 166cm under-17 player Hards took out Bendigo’s best-and-fairest award after topping the competition for total tackles. She also finished second for total disposals at the Pioneers behind fellow 17-year-old Tupper, averaging 14 touches and 10 tackles per game across all nine matches. Top-ager Douglass – the team’s leading rebound-50 player – and club leading goalkicker Snell also placed highly.

 

 

CALDER CANNONS

Winner: GEORGIE PRESPAKIS

Runner-up: GEORGIA PATRIKIOS

Third: ALANA BARBA

Fourth: EMELIA YASSIR

Equal-fifth: GLORIA ELARMALY / GEORGIA SAMPSON

2019 NAB League Girls Best & Fairest winner Prespakis also claimed Calder’s club champion award. The 165cm under-16 midfielder/forward led the competition for total disposals, averaging 23 touches, 5.5 tackles and three inside-50s per game as well as kicking 13 goals in 10 matches for the grand-finalist Cannons. Now-St Kilda AFLW player Patrikios and fellow top-ager Barba filled the podium places.

 

 

DANDENONG STINGRAYS

Winner: TYANNA SMITH

Runner-up: BROOKE VERNON

Third: MOLLY McDONALD

Fourth: ISABELLA SHANNON

Fifth: ZOE HILL

169cm under-17 playmaker Smith finished ahead of three 2020 AFLW players in Dandenong’s count, the Vic Country representative averaging 17 disposals, four inside-50s and 3.5 tackles per game as well as booting a team-high seven goals in seven matches. Now-Carlton AFLW defender Vernon led the competition for total rebound-50s but placed second, with St Kilda pair McDonald and Shannon close behind.

 

 

EASTERN RANGES

Winner: TESS FLINTOFF

Runner-up: JENNA RICHARDSON

Third: TARNI BROWN

Fourth: SERENA GIBBS

Fifth: EMMA HORNE

Flintoff claimed Eastern’s best-and-fairest award following a season in which she topped the competition for total marks. The 167cm under-16 player averaged 19 disposals, six marks and four inside-50s per game in nine matches to finish ahead of top-ager Richardson, the team’s leading disposal-getter in Brown and club leading goalkicker Gibbs – who is now on an AFLW list at Carlton.

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Congratulations to all our award winners from our 2019 Eastern Ranges U18 Girls Best & Fairest Night! AWARD WINNERS: Leading Goal Kicker – Serena Gibbs Most Improved – Lucy Hilton Coaches Award – Sophia Zappia 3rd Place Best & Fairest – Serena Gibbs & Tarni Brown Runners up Best & Fairest – Jenna RIchardson & The 2019 Eastern Ranges U18 Girls Best & Fairest – Tess Flintoff! We would like to thank the Knox Club for hosting the evening and all players, parents, staff, sponsors and life members who attended the night and who were an integral part of a memorable 2019 season in the #NABLeagueGirls ! We would also like to thank Sporting Fine Art who provided our 2019 Best & Fairest Caricature to Tess Flintoff (pictured below)! Well done Girls! #WeAreRanges

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GEELONG FALCONS

Winner: LUCY McEVOY

Runner-up: PAIGE SHEPPARD

Third: LUKA LESOSKY-HAY

Fourth: MIA SKINNER

Fifth: ABBEY CHAPMAN

Now-Carlton AFLW player McEvoy won her second club best-and-fairest award after a first triumph in 2017, the Falcons skipper and Vic Country representative averaging 22 disposals, four marks and seven tackles per game in nine matches as a 172cm utility. Sheppard led the competition for total inside-50s, Lesosky-Hay topped Geelong for total disposals and Skinner finished first on the NAB League Girls goalkicking table.

 

 

GIPPSLAND POWER

Winner: MEGAN FITZSIMON

Runner-up: MADDISON SHAW

Third: CHANDRA ABRAHAMS

Fourth: MATILDA VAN BERKEL

Fifth: GRACE McRAE

The future looks bright at Gippsland, with 169cm Fitzsimon one of four under-17 players in the top five on the club’s best-and-fairest leaderboard. She led the Power for total disposals and tackles (jointly), averaging 17 touches and five tackles per game across all nine matches to finish ahead of top-age Power skipper Shaw and promising taller prospects Abrahams and Van Berkel.

 

 

GWV REBELS

Winner: SOPHIE MOLAN

Runner-up: ELLA WOOD

Third: NEKAELA BUTLER

Fourth: MAGGIE CARIS

Fifth: LILLI CONDON

The top three in GWV’s best-and-fairest count all now find themselves on Richmond’s AFLW list for 2020. Molan captained the Rebels and represented Vic Country in 2019, the 175cm ball-winner averaging a team-high 21 disposals, 4.5 tackles and 3.5 inside-50s per game as well as kicking five goals in eight matches. Two youngsters in under-17 ruck Caris and under-16 prospect Condon rounded out the top five.

Last night the GWV Rebels Girls has their Best & Fairest night. Congratulations to all the girls and what a fantastic year!

Posted by Greater Western Victoria Rebels on Saturday, 22 June 2019

 

 

MURRAY BUSHRANGERS

Winner: ABBY FAVELL

Runner-up: KATE ADAMS

Third: ALLY MORPHETT

Fourth: MILLIE BROWN

Equal-fifth: OLIVIA BARBER / TEAGAN BRETT / MINDY QUADE / LILY SHARP

166cm under-17 player Favell claimed Murray’s club champion award after taking the second-most marks in the competition, averaging 18 disposals, 4.5 marks and 3.5 tackles per game in eight matches. Fellow 17-year-old Adams and under-16 ruck Morphett joined her on the podium, ahead of Geelong AFLW Father-Daughter draftee and 2019 Bushrangers skipper Brown – who also led the team for total disposals.

Congratulations to the inaugural Daisy Pearce Medalist Abbey Favell! Murray Bushrangers NAB League Girls Best and Fairest!NAB League

Posted by Murray Bushrangers on Friday, 20 September 2019

 

 

NORTHERN KNIGHTS

Winner: GABRIELLE NEWTON

Runner-up: BRITNEY GUTKNECHT

Third: NELL MORRIS-DALTON

Fourth: ELLIE McKENZIE

Fifth: JESSICA FITZGERALD

Newton added to a decorated season – which she ended as the top selection in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft by the Western Bulldogs – with Northern’s top honour. The 2019 Knights premiership captain averaged a team-high 19 disposals and 4.5 tackles per game as a versatile 175cm utility to finish ahead of new Bulldogs AFLW teammates Gutknecht and Morris-Dalton as well as highly-rated under-17s McKenzie and Fitzgerald.

 

 

OAKLEIGH CHARGERS

Winner: GEMMA LAGIOIA

Runner-up: MIMI HILL

Third: NICOLA XENOS

Fourth: JOANNA LIN

Fifth: EMILY HARLEY

Speedy 160cm playmaker Lagioia began a 2019 season that featured a VFLW premiership at Collingwood and selection in the AFLW Draft by the Western Bulldogs with Oakleigh’s best-and-fairest award. The Vic Metro representative averaged 15 disposals per game across all nine matches to beat home the likes of under-17 Chargers skipper and club leading ball-winner Hill as well as St Kilda draftee Xenos.

 

 

SANDRINGHAM DRAGONS

Winner: ALICE BURKE

Runner-up: SARAH HARTWIG

Third: WINNIE LAING

Fourth: DAISY WALKER

Fifth: GEMMA STRANGIO

Burke backed up her triumph in Sandringham’s 2018 best-and-fairest count with the top honour for 2019 – and the daughter of ex-St Kilda AFL great Nathan Burke is still an under-17 player. The 166cm Vic Metro representative averaged team-highs of 17 disposals and six tackles per game in eight matches for the Dragons, holding off the team’s leading player for total marks and rebound-50s in Hartwig.

 

 

WESTERN JETS

Winner: ELISABETH GEORGOSTATHIS

Runner-up: ISABELLA GRANT

Third: RUBY TRIPODI

Fourth: ISABELLE PRITCHARD

Fifth: TAYLAH KOLEVSKI

162cm Jets captain Georgostathis led Western for total disposals, tackles and rebound-50s en route to a second straight club champion award. The Vic Metro representative and now-Western Bulldogs AFLW player averaged 20 disposals, four tackles and five rebound-50s per game across all nine matches, leading home the likes of fellow Bulldogs AFLW draftee Grant and highly-rated under-17 player Pritchard in the count.

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