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Nikki Gore claims inaugural women's best and fairest

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 19 May 2018
Nikki Gore claims inaugural women's best and fairest

Tenacious midfielder Nikki Gore has been named South Adelaide's Women's Best and Fairest after a standout SANFLW campaign.

Despite being just 17 years old, Gore etched her name in the history books as the Panthers first senior women's best and fairest at the Club's inaugural medal count at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

The hard-nosed on-baller finished the count on 101 votes, ahead of dashing defender Cheyenne Hammond (82) and physical utility Anne Hatchard (69).

 

 

Gore, who led the women's league in disposals at just shy of 20 touches per game, polled maximum votes from her coaches on three occasions during a purple patch between rounds three to six.

An ultra-consistent performer, the Christies Beach native received votes in eight or her nine games and finished 19 votes clear of Hammond despite missing two games throughout the season.

It caps of a successful season of accolades for Gore, who adds a best and fairest gong to her premiership medallion and Powerade Breakthrough Player Award.

Hammond was a worthy runner-up, polling votes in seven of her 11 games, including a best on ground performance in the Grand Final.

Meanwhile, Crows-listed Hatchard stormed home, named best on ground twice in the last four rounds and finishing third in the votes from just five games.

In other awards given on the night, Hammond also took out the Players' MVP as voted by her peers, while Elyse Haussen claimed the Coach's Award and Lisa Whiteley was named 'Most Ferocious'.

Courtney Gum edged out Jorja Rowe in the goalkicking race, claiming a one goal lead with her decisive set shot that regained the lead in the Grand Final.

Women's Best & Fairest Top 10

1 Nikki Gore 101
2 Cheyenne Hammond 82
3 Anne Hatchard 69
4 Caitlin Williams 48
5 Jaslynne Smith 44
6 Elyse Haussen 39
7 Kristi Harvey 39
8 Louella McCarthy 33
9 Courtney Gum 32
10 Mollie Mckendrick 29


Senior Women's Award Winners

Cheyenne Hammond Players' MVP
Elyse Haussen Coach's Award
Lisa Whiteley Most Ferocious
Courtney Gum Leading Goalkicker

 

Author: South Adelaide Football Club
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2018 FIXTURE

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    South Adelaide vs Bye
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    South Adelaide vs Sturt
    Venue: Hickinbotham Oval
    Time: 2:10pm, SUNDAY August 12


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    Woodville-West Torrens vs South Adelaide
    Venue: Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval
    Time: 2:10pm, SATURDAY August 18


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