Stars of the Central West celebrated: AFL CW Presentation Night

Bill Watterson took home the top honour winning his first AFL CW Senior Men's Best & Fairest


AFL Central West’s night of nights was held Friday evening. Commemorated on the evening were the Best & Fairest winners in addition to the volunteer awards. Below is a recap of the winners:

Best and Fairest:

  1. Harvey Shepherd (Orange Tigers) – 19 votes
  2. Aaron Hall (Cowra Blues) – 12
  3. Archer Ryan (Bathurst Giants Ward) – 11
  1. Will Chamberlain (Orange Tigers) – 14 votes
  2. Jake Roberts (Cowra Blues) – 12
  3. Matthew Brown (Orange Tigers) – 10
  1. Zac Yandle (Bathurst Giants) – 5 votes
  2. Angus Easey (Orange Tigers) – 4
  3. Max Bylsma (Orange Tigers) – 3
Youth Girls:
  1. Teagan Germech (Bathurst Giants) – 13 votes
  2. Rhiani Rozga (Bathurst Giants) – 6
  3. Anna Macpherson (Orange Tigers), Elizabeth Gibson (Orange Tigers), Dakota Nugent (Bathurst Giants) – 4
Senior Women’s:
  1. Matilda Flood (Bathurst Giants) – 14 votes
  2. Erin Naden (Orange Tigers) – 11
  3. Bethanie Durham (Bathurst Bushrangers) – 10
Senior Men’s:
  1. Bill Watterson (Bathurst Bushrangers Rebels) – 14
  2. Harry Bowden (Bathurst Bushrangers Rebels) – 12
  3. Paul Jenkins (Bathurst Giants), Ben Horn (Bushrangers Outlaws), Peter Grundy (Bushrangers Outlaws), Bevan Charlton-White – 10

Outstanding on-field achievements:

  • Eloise Hiller-Stanbrook (Parkes Panthers) – Selection in Eastern Allies side for the 2019 AFLW Under-18s National Championships, selection to attend the AFLW Draft Combine
  • Scott Brown (Bathurst Bushrangers Rebels) – GWS Academy, debuted for the GWS Giants NEAFL side, GWS GIANTS Academy Carbine Club Scholarship recipient, selection in AFL NSW/ACT Rams Under-17s team

Leading Goal-kicker:

Senior Women’s:

Danita Lane (Bathurst Giants – 23

Senior Men’s

Paul Jenkins (Bathurst Giants) – 44

Volunteer awards:

Coach of the Year:

Junior Coach:

Michael Sloan (Bathurst Giants)

Senior Coach:

Ben Rodin (Cowra Blues)

Umpire of the Year:

Junior Umpire:

Jayden Waddell (Bathurst Bushrangers)

Senior Umpire:

Geoff Day (Cowra Blues)

Volunteer of the Year:

Merinda Roll (Dubbo Junior AFL) – AFL CW winner, AFL NSW/ACT state winner

Club Merit Awards:

Michael Sloan (Bathurst Giants)
Frank Bright (Cowra Blues)

AFL NSW/ACT Merit Award:

Michael Sloan (Bathurst Giants) – outstanding service to AFL in the Central West over 20+ seasons.


Congratulations to all the award winners from the 2019 AFL Central West season.

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