Launceston and North Launceston took a clean sweep of the major awards at Saturday's Tasmanian State League presentation night.
Northern Bomber Josh Ponting led the way with his second-straight Alastair Lynch Medal, while star Blue Daria Bannister wasted no time in winning the TSLW's best and fairest in her first year back from a serious knee injury.
Launceston playing-coach duo Mitch Thorp and Angela Dickson won the TSL and TSLW coach of the year awards following seasons where both fell narrowly short of tasting premiership success.
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But a run of eight votes between rounds 18 and 20 was enough to catapult the 25-year-old into the lead and despite not polling in the Northern Bombers' round 21 win over Glenorchy, Ponting finished two votes clear on 23.
The result capped off a dream fortnight which has also seen the former Mowbray Primary School student collect his first Darrel Baldock Medal and a fourth TSL premiership medallion.
Launceston midfielder Fletcher Seymour (13 votes) and North captain Brad Cox-Goodyer (11 votes) also finished inside the top 10.
It was a different story in the women's count as Bannister went on a polling spree to finish 11 votes clear of ineligible North Launceston gun Maggie Cuthbertson.
The 20-year-old polled in eight of her 13 games for the season - including five consecutive three-vote games between rounds three and seven - to consolidate her status as the state's best player.
Three Glenorchy players rounded out the top five while Blues Dickson, Chloe Haines and Chanette Thuringer and Northern Bombers captain Jodie Clifford all finished in the top 10.
Dickson's night was boosted by taking out the coach of the year award following a season where her Blues came within one kick of an undefeated campaign.
Taking over from Alex Gibbins at the conclusion of 2018, Dickson's outfit looked unbeatable until a Maddison Smith-inspired Clarence did the unthinkable in the grand final a fortnight ago.
The classy half-forward remained positive after the game.
"We still had a fantastic season and to go 16 [wins] straight, I couldn't be prouder of our group," Dickson said post-match.
"Unfortunately, we stumbled at the last hurdle but I'm just so happy with the way we've attacked this season."
Thorp was also appointed in late 2018 in the wake of Sam Lonergan's move to the SANFL.
Faced with the departure of nearly a dozen front-line players, the former Devonport boss led a rejuvenated Blues side through to another final series before bowing out with a heartbreaking one-goal preliminary final loss to Lauderdale.
Kingborough 24-year-old Edward Burrows-Cheng won the Rodney Eade Medal for best development league player, with Northern Bombers trio Matthew Cossins, Cody Lowe and Jaidyn Harris all finishing in the top 10.
- Alastair Lynch Medal: Josh Ponting (NL)
- TSLW best and fairest: Daria Bannister (LAU)
- TSL coach of the year: Mitch Thorp (LAU)
- TSLW coach of the year: Angela Dickson (LAU)
- Rodney Eade Medal: Edward Burrows-Cheng (KIN)
- Matthew Richardson Medal: Will Poland (KIN)
- Life members: Jaye Bowden and Wayne Povey