By Gary Stocks
Tenacious defender Aaron Jarvis won his second successive A-Grade best and fairest award when North Beach held its annual presentation dinner recently.
On a night when Bill Duckworth announced that he would extend his remarkable association with the club for a 15th season as senior coach, Jarvis was a tear-away winner, ahead of the highly respected Beau Witheridge, whose campaign at either end of the season was curtailed by injury.
Duckworth has had an amazing run of success, including leading the club to seven premierships in succession, before this year’s campaign ended with a preliminary final loss to University. He is keen to avenge that early exit and there is sure to be a strong resolve across the club to have a more concerted effort in many areas of operations in 2012.
Jamie Sajich was adjudged best in finals, while Ben Wilson was rewarded for a consistent effort across the season by winning the coaches award and Cale Potts was awarded the leading goalscorer prize.
It was another outstanding night in the Subiaco Function Hall, with one of the highlights being the award to veteran Chris “The King” Perkin, who won the A-Reserves best and fairest mantle.
Off a limited training base, the highly decorated Perkin produced some outstanding form in the A-Reserves under Michael Pratt, who will also coach again in 2012.
Behind Perkin, the awards were shared by a string of emerging young players, which is a great sign for the club – Matt Irvine (runner-up), Ben Clark, Alex Billi and Rob McComiskie, all among the awards and all players who have graduated from the colts in the past two years.
Jake Robinson was also recognised for a terrific and sustained effort by being nominated as the most consistent.
Colts captain Kris Hackett, who graduates to senior football next year, franked an outstanding year by winning the Phil Scott Colts fairest and best award, while Alex Barden, Ryan Antonelli and Shane Fullwood will be looking for opportunities in higher grades in 2012.
All the award winners as follows:
|Best and Fairest||Aaron Jarvis|
|Best in finals||Jamie Sajich|
|Coaches Award||Ben Wilson|
|Leading Goalscorer||Cale Potts (33 goals)|
|Best and Fairest||Chris Perkin|
|Best in finals||Ben Clark, Alex Billi|
|Most Determined||Rob McComiskie|
|Most Consistent||Jake Robinson|
|Coaches Award||Ben Clark|
|Phil Scott colts|
|Best and Fairest||Kris Hackett|
|Most Consistent||Ryan Antonelli|
|Most Reliable||Shane Fullwood|
|Best first year player||Glenn Pullella|
|Brett Jones colts|
|Best and Fairest||Riley Carter|
|Best Team Man||Chad Perris|
|Most Improved||Jake Gomer|
|Best Utility||James Foley|
|Best and Fairest||Michael Collins|
|Most Improved||Scott Brown|
|Most Consistent||Dan Wheeler|
|Best Position Player||Liam Vardy|
|Best and Fairest||Chris McComiskie|
|Most Improved||Michael Missikos|
|Most Consistent||Tony Mirabile|
|Best Team Man||Ian Tester|
|Leading Goal Scorer||Hayden French|
|Best and Fairest||Jordan Kickett|
|Best Position Player||Tim Elliott|
|Most Improved||Treva Girvan|
|Most Consistent||Rob Morrow|