West Perth’s Aaron Black adds another WAFL feather to his cap

Aaron Black had an impressive season. Picture: Dan White
Aaron Black had an impressive season. Picture: Dan White

WEST Perth midfielder Aaron Black added another accolade to his WAFL resume when he was named the Falcons’ best player of 2015.

Black last Friday claimed his first Breckler Medal in a season where he averaged fewer disposals than his 2014 Sandover Medal performance, but proved a more impactful player.

The 22-year-old increased his tackling output from 2.15 to just under 3 a game in 2015.

But the biggest improvement came in his goal-kicking. He averaged a major in 75 per cent of games – up from 45 per cent of contests last year.

Black, who celebrated his 100th game in 2015, outdid co-captain Jay van Berlo who was runner-up for a second consecutive year.

Backman Steven Browne was placed third and imposing 22-year-old Marcus Adams came fourth after emerging as one of the league’s best key defenders.

Defender Drew Rohde was named rising star, having had a breakout season where he impressed across 22 league games after playing just four last year.

Brayden Antonio won the Roy Ennis Medal as the reserves’ fairest and best, while Conal Lynch took the Dominish Medal as the colts’ most valuable player.