James Musster Wins Third Club Best & Fairest

James Musster ​won a third Prahran Assumption Best and Fairest and Basil Cleary Medal in a tense vote count at the Duke Of Wellington Hotel on September 14. Going into the last round Musster had a lead of just three votes over Harrison Taylor but polled 13 in the final game v Ivanhoe to seal the result.

Musster, who also finished fourth in the VAFA Division 1 Pepper Medal count, is a previous club winner in 2010, 2015.

Paul Donahoo won the Reserves Best & Fairest while there a triple dead heat in the first Women's Best & Fairest with Emma Buddolph, Emily Hastie and Ashleigh Bransden on 19 votes shared top honours.

Luke Kerr won the Neale Daniher Most Courageous Medal while Kevin Matherson was awarded best Clubman.


Final Seniors vote counting:

87 - James Musster

71 - Harrison Taylor

69 - Brett Dickinson

54 - Tom Quinn

53 - Dan Freeman

50 - Tom Freeman

48 - Joe Whiting, Jack Matherson

47 - Will Brereton, John Stocker


Seniors Best &Fairest (Basil Cleary Medal) & Sir Rupert Steele Trophy): James Musster

Runner-up: Harrison Taylor

Coaches Award: Tim Webb

Kim Smith Leading Goal Kicker: Jack Matherson (48)

Alf Blamey Players Player: James Musster/Joe Whiting

Most Improved: Ryley Conlan

Best first year player: Joel Hume/James Falcone


Reserves Best & Fairest: Paul Donahoo

Runner-up and Players Player: Thomas Luff

Coaches Award: Angus Lynch

Goal Kicking: Blayne Dempsey (48)


Womens ​Best & Fairest: Emma Budolph, Emily Hastie, Ashleigh Bransden;

Leading goal kicker: Sarah Guest (19);

Captain’s Call: Freba Mohammad Zayee.