Power's Ben Williams wins Tunbridge medal

TOP GONG: Kiama Power star Ben Williams was awarded the Tunbridge Medal as AFL South Coast's best and fairest player on Sunday night. Picture: Sylvia Liber

TOP GONG: Kiama Power star Ben Williams was awarded the Tunbridge Medal as AFL South Coast's best and fairest player on Sunday night. Picture: Sylvia Liber

KIAMA Power’s Ben Williams has continued his team’s sensational 2017 season, by winning the 2017 Tunbridge medal – awarded to the league’s best and fairest player.

Williams, who’s Power have already reached this year’s grand final following a four-point win against Wollongong Lions on Saturday, polled 22 votes, edging out Bulldogs’ Nicholas O’Connell on 20 and Lions’ Ben Green on 18.

This trio were named in the inaugural South Coast team of the year along with David Goodley (Lions), Alex Perger (Kiama), Benjamin Hoctor (Kiama), Jarrod Falconer (Shellharbour City), Josh Walton (Kiama), Jonathon Dawson (Bulldogs), Samuel Schiller (Bulldogs), Keegan Jenkins (Bulldogs), Daniel Leary (Lions), Simon Quinn (Figtree), Jack Boxsell (Bomaderry), Alex Cotter (Lions) Lachlan Kirk (Kiama), Rohan Watson (Lions) Jack Mahony (Kiama), Nick Baggio (Kiama), David Linsen (Shellharbour City), Hayden Dore (Bulldogs) and Tyron Fejo (Shellharbour City) with Kiama’s Rod Richards named coach of the year.

Other award winners were; Lions’ Alex Cotter (leading goal kicker in first grade with 87), Bulldogs’ Andrew Watson (leading goal kicker in reserve grade with 54), Lions’ Ben Green (representative player of the year), Blake Gonchee (Brian Archer umpire development award) and Tim O’Shea (golden whistle award), Figtree AFC (Max Avery best club award) and Dapto City’s Schell Yates (volunteer of the year), while Ulladulla’s Harrison Donohue won the reserve grade best and fairest award.

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