Railways’ Coyne named GSWFL best player

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Railways’ Ksharna Coyne won the 2019 GSWFL fairest and best award.
Camera IconRailways’ Ksharna Coyne won the 2019 GSWFL fairest and best award.

Skilful Railways midfielder Ksharna Coyne has been recognised as the fairest and best player in the 2019 Great Southern Women’s Football League competition, edging out her rivals by a single vote.

The GSWFL’s highest individual honour is voted for by the umpires in every game of the home and away season and Coyne narrowly beat Royals player Kylie Douglas.

The talented teenager has been a revelation for the Tigers this season, helping them progress to a maiden grand final appearance.

She polled 10 votes in six matches to win the prestigious award for the first time at the age of 15 to show her football future is bright.

Douglas was runner-up on nine votes ahead of Lions teammate Renae Parsons on eight.

North Albany standout Nardia Humphries and Tigers ball winner Tiarna Delli-Benedetti rounded out the top five with seven votes apiece.

Albany coach Cameron Bergsma was named the GSWFL Volunteer of the Year at the awards and Lions spearhead Gracie Gibson won the leading goal kicker award with nine majors.

Also recognised were 2019 premiers the Lions, Parsons for winning the best on ground medal in the grand final and a retrospective best on ground medal for the 2018 grand final to the Kangas’ Laura Archer.

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