OLD Collegians midfielder Joe Kenna credited a strong finish to the season for his Warrnambool and District under 17 best and fairest win.
Joe, 16, won the H. Johnson Medal best and fairest last night at the league’s vote count.
He polled 28 votes to edge out East Warrnambool’s Allie Clarke on 25.
South Rovers’ William Paulin was third with 23 votes and Panmure’s Tom Mahony fourth on 20.
“I felt I had a great end to the season,” Joe said. “I was a bit rusty at the start.”
Joe, who has never won a club best and fairest, said he would either play for Old Collegians again next season or test himself in the Hampden league.
Warriors under 17 coach Ben Van de Camp said Joe was a midfielder who was capable of going forward.
“He has been really consistent,” he said.
“He has a great set of hands and good composure when he has the ball in his hands.
“He is good in terms of communicating and good in terms of positioning around the contests.”
Van de Camp said Joe, a strong overhead mark for his size, was a dedicated trainer.
“He is easy to coach,” he said.
Van de Camp said Joe’s win was pleasing from a club point of view and also for his family.
Old Collegians will play Timboon Demons in the qualifying final on Sunday.
Van de Camp said while he expected the Warriors to do well, finals were a different ball game.
South Rovers’ Joshua Campbell won the goal-kicking award with 78.
His best haul for the season was a bag of 10 against Nirranda.