Rangers goalshooter Georgia Pitt has been crowned the best player in the WA Netball League after winning the 2023 Jill McIntosh Medal as the competition’s best and fairest. Pitt finished just one vote ahead of West Coast Warriors star Kellie Baker in a thrilling count after also leading the scoring for the competition with 460 goals at 89 per cent across 14 matches. Remarkably, neither Pitt nor Baker were named in the WANL team of the year, with Aitaua Enari named as goal shooter despite scoring 94 less goals in the season than Pitt. The Hamersley Comets, who won their maiden premiership in 2023, dominated the side with four representatives in Enari, Sloan Burton, Jordan Cransberg and Ella Taylor making the starting seven. Zoe Cransberg (Western Roar), Rebecca Nitschke (Peel Lightning) and Jessica Penny (East Freo) round out the team. Western Roar’s Daniel Cools was the men’s best and fairest, while Ava Robson of East Freo Sharks was named the 20 and under fairest and best. The Roar won club of the year, while Comets premiership-winning leader Michelle Cox was named coach-of-the-year. There was also six athletes inducted into the Netball WA Court of Champions in Aileen Travers, Ingrid Huisken, Diane Jackson, Jessica Shynn, Susan Fuhrmann and Kate Beveridge.