HARD-NOSED utility Damian Cameron capped off a brilliant Wimmera Football League debut season by winning Horsham RSL Diggers’ senior football best and fairest.
The assistant coach polled 85 votes to win comfortably from talented big man Kye Chapple, 56 votes, with defender Luke Chamberlain finishing third on 33 votes despite only playing half the season.
Cameron also won the Wimmera League Star Players award and the Wimmera Mail-Times Harvey World Travel Champion Footballer award.
Presenting Cameron with his trophy, outgoing coach Paul Brooks said the reason for Cameron's excellence was his dedication.
“He trains hard, gets his body right and does the extra things to prepare for a footy season. If you have that sort of dedication, you are going to be an elite player,” Brooks said.
Cameron told a packed Horsham RSL that he enjoyed his season despite the lack of on-field success.
Heather Hatcher Medallist Annie Noonan won the A Grade netball best and fairest from Polly Hammerton, who won the best-in-finals award.
Noonan returned to the Wimmera this season after working overseas.
Fearless on-baller Jesse Hutchins won the reserves award, while his younger brother Adrian took out the under-17s best and fairest with 69 votes.
Athletic ruck-rover Kieren Priestley was a runaway winner in the under-14s award, polling a massive 108 votes.
Mary Jean Dillon won the B Grade netball award, while Melissa Mayberry and Bacara Arnott shared the C Grade honours.
The 17 and under award went to Eilish Chesterfield, with the 15 and under A award won by Alexandra Hiscock.
The 15 and under B award went to Carina Aristides and the 13 and under was won by Bianca McErvale.