West Perth colts captain Kane Bevan has been rewarded for his consistent WAFL colts campaign by winning the Jack Clarke Medal as the competition’s fairest-and-best player.
No player averaged more than the big-bodied midfielder’s 135 ranking points per game during the home-and-away season, earning him a State draft combine invitation.
His award was all the more impressive considering he only played 12 of a possible 16 games for the minor premiers because of WA under-18s duties, finishing with 21 votes.
The 18-year-old, who stands tall at 192cm has made a smooth transition from a key defender to an inside midfielder.
He averaged 25 disposals and a competition-high 14 contested possessions and seven clearances despite getting injured four minutes into one game.
Bevan’s coach Ryan Lasscock also didn’t go home empty-handed, winning the JJ Leonard Medal as coach of the year across all grades after leading his team to the minor premiership and a grand final against Peel Thunder at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
Swan Districts ball magnet Max Chipper won the Prendergast Medal as the reserves’ best player.