PANMURE footballers Chris Bant and Jye Bidmade have claimed the Bulldogs’ best-and-fairest honours in a premiership year.
Goalkicker Bant and onballer Bidmade tied with 118 votes at the club count at Panmure Recreation Reserve on Sunday.
Veteran defender Tim Condon, who became the Bulldogs’ first four-time premiership player on Saturday, was third with 75 votes.
Bant made all the early running in the count and was well ahead at the halfway mark of the season. But Bidmade steadily cut the deficit with a strong second half.
He earned one vote for a stellar performance in the grand final win over Dennington to create the tie.
The award was particularly fitting for Bidmade, as a quad injury kept him out of the 2012 grand final.
Panmure coach Simon O’Keefe said the two Bulldogs were “both worthy”.
“Chris, he kicked over 10 goals four or five times. To do that is a great effort,” he said.
“He had seven or eight standout games where he polled really well.
“Jye, every game he played he would get ones and twos. He’s such a good little player and so consistent.”
Mandy Condon capped off her league best and fairest award by topping the Bulldogs’ A grade netball count.
Condon attracted 65 votes to edge out playing coach Josie Ellerton (58 votes).
The Bulldogs lost a thrilling A grade grand final to Old Collegians, 38-37.
Other club best-and-fairest award winners included Dan Ryan in the reserves football, from joint runners-up Daniel G. Meade and Paul Daley.
Eleanor Wright took out the A reserve netball count from Shannon Rea and Kate Ewing won the B grade netball count from Janelle McLeod.