DIMBOOLA ruckman Justin Chilver towered above the rest in Monday night’s Toohey Medal vote count at Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Horsham.
In his first Wimmera Football League season, Chilver won the best and fairest award with 21 votes – three clear of Nhill’s Simon Brearley.
Horsham co-coach Jordyn Burke finished in third place on 17 votes.
Warrack Eagle Sarah Spicer and Horsham RSL Diggers captain Annie Noonan shared the Heather Hatcher Medal honours for Wimmera Netball Association’s A Grade best and fairest, finishing on 19 votes apiece.
It was Spicer’s third Hatcher Medal, while Noonan capped off a stellar debut season with the Diggers.
Stawell’s Jemma Clarkson was runner-up on 18 votes and Horsham’s Zoe Heard rounded out the placings on 17 votes.
B and C Grade netball honours went to Horsham’s Mel Scott and Amy Kemp respectively.
The best under-21s footballer went to Roos ball-magnet Ryan Bell, while Horsham RSL Digger Damian Cameron won the best opposition player and Wimmera Mail-Times, Harvey World Travel, Champion Football Award.
Horsham Saint Darcy Tucker won the rising star award, while team-mate Gavin Kelm was named leading goal-kicker after booting 73 majors in the home and away season.
Demons’ sharpshooter Georgia Duncan won the best under-21s netballer.
The reserves Hank Neil Medal also had joint winners, with Horsham’s Jye Smith and Dimboola’s Jackson O’Neill unable to be separated on 22 votes.
It was an intriguing finish to the reserves count, with the fast-finishing O’Neill catching Smith’s seemingly unbeatable lead.
Five-time Minyip premiership player John Hotker was honoured with WFL legend status, while Ararat’s Tahnee Walker was recognised for joining the Wimmera Netball Association 200 club.
Horsham won the champion club award.