DAVID King and Tessa Curtain have secured the Ballarat Red Devils’ highest individual honours for season 2012.
King collected the senior men’s best and fairest by 21 votes ahead of playing manager Brian Shelley, while Curtain claimed the Lady Devils’ honour, 27 votes clear of Holly Williamson.
Both Shelley and Williamson won respective most consistent awards. Shelley said King, who captained the side in 2012, was the type of player he wanted to build a team around when he was first appointed coach.
“David gained the respect of his fellow players by the professional manner he conducts himself in,” Shelley said.
“David deserves a lot of credit for his achievements this season as he has worked hard on his game and that showed in his weekly consistent performances.”
Lady Devils coach Rick Romein said Curtain was an excellent role model for all the players after being selected by her peers to be part of the leadership group.
“Tessa is an amazing leader on and off the park. Her football went up another level this year and she is a well deserved winner,” Romein said.
The Lady Devils’ coach’s award went to Emma Moran in her first season with the club, while Josh Romein collected the men’s honour.