Baldwin caps off big season for Claremont league side by being named best first-year player

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Tom Baldwin won the the Phil Crabb Trophy for best first-year league player.
Camera IconTom Baldwin won the the Phil Crabb Trophy for best first-year league player. Credit: Claremont Football Club

Jerramungup’s Tom Baldwin has been recognised for his stellar debut year in Claremont’s league side, winning the Phil Crabb Trophy for the best first-year league player.

Baldwin played juniors for Jerramungup before moving to Albany for school, where he played football for Royals and then moved to Perth.

He played in defence for the Tigers and was a part of their losing grand final team after coming through the Tigers’ colts and reserves teams over the past four seasons.

Baldwin made his debut in round one this season and played every game in the league side.

Tom Baldwin accepting the Phil Crabb Trophy for best first-year league player.
Camera IconTom Baldwin accepting the Phil Crabb Trophy for best first-year league player. Credit: Claremont Football Club

North Albany product Declan Mountford had another terrific year for the Tigers and finished in the top four of their fairest and best award for a second straight season after being de-listed by North Melbourne at the end of 2018.

Mountford was runner-up in 2019 and polled 54 votes this season to finish level with captain Kane Mitchell behind top three Alec Waterman (116 votes), Jye Bolton (114) and Jared Hardisty (71).

Albany defender Dylan Smallwood revived seven votes, Tyron Smallwood from Albany and Royals gathered three while Baldwin picked up one.

Anthony Davis accepts the George & Stan Mell Memorial Trophy after polling the most votes across all grades from John O’Connell.
Camera IconAnthony Davis accepts the George & Stan Mell Memorial Trophy after polling the most votes across all grades from John O’Connell. Credit: Claremont Football Club

Borden tall Anthony Davis won the George and Stan Mell Memorial Trophy after polling the most votes across all grades.

Davis was a part of the Tigers’ colts success last season before moving up into the seniors, making his league debut in round one and playing six league games.

Railways tall defender Jacob Blight won the players’ player award for the colts after enjoying a terrific season at full-back.

Blight averaged more than 15 disposals and three marks from nine games.

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