AFLW pioneer and Eagles Player Wellbeing Manager Jan Cooper attended the WAFLW Awards Ceremony last night, alongside West Coast’s reigning Fairest and Best Bella Lewis and goal sneak Imahra Cameron.
Lewis was invited onstage as a panellist where she shared her pathway through Subiaco's junior WAFLW football club, to Claremont seniors, and finally the West Coast AFLW squad.
Lewis then presented the Cath Boyce Rookie of the Year Award to Swan Districts’ Kloe Taylor.
The Dhara Kerr Medal was then announced with Claremont Football Club’s Ella Smith taking home the WAFLW Fairest and Best player accolade.
Smith was a 2020 Eagles train-on, who lined up this season alongside several of West Coast’s AFLW players this season at Claremont, including Lewis, Kellie Gibson, Kate Orme, Sophie McDonald and Mhicca Carter.
Meanwhile Cameron and round five Rising Star nominee Mikayla Bowen hail from Swan Districts alongside 2021 Rookie of the Year, Taylor.
Other WAFLW awards presented on the night included the Joanne Huggins Leading Goal Kicker Award to former Eagle Kate Bartlett (Peel Thunder), the Reserves Fairest and Best to Nikki Phillips (East Fremantle) and Jacinta Anderson (Swan Districts), and the Rogers Cup Fairest and Best to Noa McNaughton (South Fremantle).
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
WAFLW DHARA KERR FAIREST AND BEST AWARD - Ella Smith (Claremont)
WAFLW Joanne Huggins Leading Goal Kicker Award – Kate Bartlett (Peel Thunder)
WAFLW Cath Boyce Rookie of the Year Award, presented by the West Coast Eagles – Kloe Taylor (Swan Districts)
Coach of the Year, presented by Fremantle Football Club - Adam Dancey (Swan Districts)
Rogers Cup Fairest and Best – Noa McNaughton (South Fremantle)
Rogers Cup Leading Goal Kicker – Elissa Price (West Perth)
Rogers Cup Rising Star – Noa McNaughton (South Fremantle)
Reserves Fairest and Best – Nikki Phillips (East Fremantle) & Jacinta Anderson (Swan Districts)
Reserves Leading Goal Kicker – Chloe Sauzier (Claremont)