Back-to-back awards for Smith

Pirates coach Tristin Drake and Ryan Smith.
Pirates coach Tristin Drake and Ryan Smith.

Ryan, the centre half back last year, switched to the forward line to cover the loss of Luke Smailes, who kicked 107 goals in 2012.

Ryan kicked 41 goals in 2013 and came home four votes ahead of Rob Scantlebury, with Daniel Hookway, third.

The Pirates play Jurien Bay in a preliminary final on Sunday, with the winner taking on Cervantes in Moora on August 31.