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Abfalter AFL Barwon’s best

A BEST-on-ground performance in Geelong Amateur’s final round win over St Mary’s has been enough for star ruck Steph Abfalter to claim the AFL Barwon Division 1 Women’s best-and-fairest.

Trailing Saints Kate Collins by two votes, Abfalter spearheaded Ammos to a 14-point win at KFC Oval to the count on 19 votes, one clear of Collins.

Collins’ St Mary’s teammate Tahley Houghton finished third for a second consecutive year on 13 votes.

Geelong West’s Tahlia Tatlock also polled 13 votes, with fellow Giant and Rookie of the Year Laura McClelland and Colac Imperials’ Georgia Watson rounding out the top five with ten votes apiece.

Abfalter polled in eight games, which included four best-on-ground performances.

St Mary’s Ash Bond won the goalkicking award with 22 majors for the season.

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Kristie-Lee Drake 9
Phoebe Steinfort 8
Candace Harrison-Smith 5
Caitlyn Carter 4
Emma Allen 4
Melinda Murray 3
Alexandra Hillman 3
Kim Neilson 2
Stella Salter 1
Emily Kehagias 1


Georgia Watson 10
Kaila Morris 8
Ruby Manson 3
Sarah Glennen 3
Zoe Brauer 2


Stephanie Abfalter 19
Maddison Janssen 8
Kate Fagan 6
Temikka Beeston 6
Cheryl DeGroot 6
Melanie McNamara 5
Danielle Gaylard 3
Ruby Benham 3
Bethany Dangerfield 3
Megan Macleod 2
Meg Cashin 2
Sharon Ford 2
Amanda Borgia 2
Georgia Irvine 1


Tahlia Tatlock 13
Laura McClelland 10
Emma Oliver 9
Sophie O’Dea 8
Cortney Williamson 7
Tamara Knox 3
Teagan Tatlock 3
Ebony Teesdale 2
Zoe Inei 2
Breanna Pratt 2
Michelle Fedele 2


Anna Gilson 6
Lauren French 5
Emily Worpel 4
Rachel Joseph 2
Jenny Male 1
Cathy Sheather 1


Madeline Searle 7
Sarah Perrott 3
Emily Jarvis 1


Kate Collins 18
Tahley Houghton 13
Stacey Lagalle 8
Kelsey Houghton 6
Breanna Beckley 4
Ashleigh Bond 2
Meghan Wik 2
Georgia Atkinson 2
Tayla Ryan 2
Brydie Dwyer 1
Demi Grant 1
Zoe Donne 1
Chloe Eckersley 1


Sophie O’Meara 7
Bridget Aughton 7
Paris Nigro 4
Kristin Prosser 2