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Tess named Falcons’ best

Tess Craven has won the Geelong Falcons Girls best-and-fairest. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

HIGHLY-touted AFLW draft prospect Tess Craven has further enhanced her credentials with a runaway win in the Geelong Falcons’ NAB League Girls best-and-fairest.

The talented midfielder polled in all 10 games she played to finish on 182 votes, 46 clear of vice-captain and fellow Vic Country representative Popp Schaap.

From Drysdale, where her father Stuart won the BFL goalkicking award in 2002, Craven is widely-tipped to be a first-round selection later this year.

Defender Annie Lee, who played two matches with Geelong’s VFLW team, finished third on 88 votes.

The versatile Gabbi Featherston (68 votes) and ruck Keeley Hardingham (65) rounded out the top five.

Renee Tierney was recognised by her teammates with the prestigious Amy Gorrell Award, while Taiya Morrow received the Coaches Award.

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