PIMPINIO coach Maree Thompson claimed top honours as the C Reserve best and fairest on Monday night.
The goal shooter has guided her side to this weekend’s grand final and said the win was unexpected.
“I’d had a reasonable season but I couldn’t dare expect to win,” she said.
Her win come three weeks after her daughter Tahlia won the 13 and under b est and fairest award at the junior count.
Thompson said it had been great to play alongside her daughter in attack this season.
“It was very special,” she said.
“I was able to play one game with her last year and that really inspired me to come back this season and I’ve enjoyed it immensely.
“Hopefully I get to do it with my other two daughter but we’ll see how I go.”
Pimpinio will play Kalkee in the grand final on Saturday.
It will be Thompson’s first grand final.
“It’s going to be very tough,” she said.
“I think it could go either way.”
Thompson polled 28 votes during the season to finish four clear of Harrow-Balmoral’s Elizabeth Hage with Kalkee’s Kara Reinheimer a further three votes back.