Hillwood's Daniel Withers wins division 1 best-and-fairest while East Coast and St Pats pair share division 2 honours

DASHING: Sharks talisman Daniel Withers burned off his opponents this season to win the NTFA division 1 senior best-and-fairest award. Picture: Scott Gelston
DASHING: Sharks talisman Daniel Withers burned off his opponents this season to win the NTFA division 1 senior best-and-fairest award. Picture: Scott Gelston

Hillwood onballer Daniel Withers snared the top NTFA honour on Saturday night.

The former Tassie Mariner finished the division 1 best-and-fairest award on 43 votes to win by six from Rocherlea utility Jordan Cousens.

South Launceston’s 2017 premiership heroes Jordan Tepper and Will Campbell polled 31 and 29 votes while Bridgenorth’s Jacob Bonney (28) rounded off the top five. 

East Coast’s Jack Rushton and St Patricks’ Jacob Knight were both named joint division 2 winners on the night.

The Swans and Saints midfielders tied on 36 votes, well ahead of Rushton’s teammate Pierce Robinson on 31.

Old Launcestonians star Jake Chamberlain and Evandale co-captain Jason Bennett both polled 30 votes.

Bracknell club favourite Matthew Bosworth comfortably won the division 1 reserves award on 41 votes.

Hillwood runner-up Aidan Collins earned 33 votes ahead of South Launceston’s Brad Foley and Redleg Josh Adams on 26 votes to place equal fourth.

The division two reserves vote count almost had a four-way tie.

Meander Valley’s Phillip Skinner and Prospect’s Rickie Wells could not be separated on 31 votes.

St Pats’ Cameron Bailey and Evandale Rick Edmunds collected 30 votes.

Rocherlea teen Braydon Claridge was announced the NTFA’s best under-18 player for 2017.

Claridge polled 41 votes to pull away from Hillwood rival Patrick Rodman on 33 and Bridgenorth’s Jake Kirby on 32.