WAFL: East Fremantle, South Fremantle name best and fairest

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SOUTH Fremantle’s Marlion Pickett and East Fremantle’s George Hampson have claimed their club’s coveted 2018 best and fairest medals.

Hampson took out East Fremantle’s Lynn Medal with 60 votes ahead of a late-surging Jonathon Marsh, who finished second on 47 votes and third placed Dylan Winton.

Cameron Loersch was a dual winner, claiming both the rising star and leading goalkicker awards, while Lachy Bailey’s commitment to the club and community saw him take home both the clubman and community awards.

In the reserves, Zach Jackson won the Henry Jeffrey Medal on 41 votes, while colt Corey Robinson took out the Len Anderson Medal with a huge 127 votes.

Across town, South Fremantle’s Pickett capped off a successful move into the midfield by winning the WJ Hughes Medal.

Pickett took out the award ahead of last year’s winner Haiden Schloithe and former Fremantle Docker Nick Suban.

In other awards, Adam McIntosh won best clubman, Shaun Bewick was named player of the finals, Mason Shaw took out the leading goalkicker award and Noah Strom was named best first year player.

Reserves player Trent Reed took out the Roy McGuinness Medal while colt Enrique Aiken-Featherstone won the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal.

East Fremantle also announced Bill Monaghan had signed as the senior coach for the next three seasons.

He said he was looking forward to getting started with the team.

“It will be important that we continuously strive for improvement in all areas as to push our way back up the ladder,” he said.

“This will only be achieved with a united and committed group of players and coaches bound by strong values and behaviours.

“As we look forward, there will be many opportunities for the group, but success will only be achieved through hard work and sacrifice.

“I believe that every member, supporter, sponsor and family member should come to games believing we can win.”