WAFL: Claremont Tigers’ Jye Bolton wins best and fairest

2016 Sandover Medallist Jye Bolton. Picture: Marie Nirme
2016 Sandover Medallist Jye Bolton. Picture: Marie Nirme

CLAREMONT player Jye Bolton has come away from his first season playing in the WAFL with the club’s fairest and best award.

The star midfielder also received the Sandover and Simpson medals after a stellar season with the Tigers.

The club had other reasons to celebrate at the awards night, with the reserves and colts both having won the 2016 premiership, defeating East Perth in the grand finals.

Gerrick Weedon was named fairest and best for the reserves, while Jacob Siders claimed the award for the colts.

Bolton was the standout player in the WAFL throughout 2016, with the 24-year-old making the move to WA having recently played in the VFL with Werribee.

Despite sitting out most of 2015 with a foot injury, the midfielder went on to average 29 possessions a game in 2016.