JOSIE Ellerton described her 13-vote win in the Hampden division one best and fairest count as a “shock”.
The mother-of-two, who also won the award in 2016, said with a stronger team and an even competition across the grade, she hadn’t expected to poll the 36 votes she did, finishing ahead of Port Fairy’s Alicia Moloney, who drew 23 votes.
“I didn’t feel it (the season) was as consistent as last year,” Ellerton said. “It was good. We’ve had an extra year with our team, so … it just makes it that little bit easier (to play well).”
Ellerton said while the majority of the Bloods’ team was the same as in 2016, she was also enjoying the inclusion of experienced pair Nic Richie and Liz Fowler, who crossed from District club Deakin University this season.
Ellerton made a point to thank the umpires for their hard work over the season, in particular good friend Leah Kermeen, who was named the league netball umpire of the year on Sunday.