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McDonald makes history

April 5, 2019 10:00 pm in by

ALL-Australian Meg McDonald has capped an outstanding first season with Geelong by winning the club’s inaugural AFL Women’s best-and-fairest.

McDonald, who played in the first AFLW season with the Western Bulldogs in 2017, polled 182 votes to win by 14 from teenage sensation Olivia Purcell on 168.

Renee Garing and Maddy McMahon shared third place on 157 votes.

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Former Blue Maddy Keryk rounded out the top five on 143 votes.

Meanwhile, captain Mel Hickey has received the ‘Hoops’ Award, which is based on the same criteria as the men’s Tom Harley Award.

And forward Kate Darby has been named the Cats’ Community Champion.

Best & Fairest voting system

The AFLW head coach rates each player out of 15 points and assistant coaches provide a combined rating for each player worth 15 points, making 30 points the most possible in any round.

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