HDFL - Isaac Rathgeber's hard work has paid off, with the midfielder picking up CKS Swifts best and fairest award at the senior vote count last Friday night.
Rathgeber was a runaway winner in the seniors, polling 45 votes to win the top honours.
Scott Carey finished second with 24 votes, edging Sean Mantell into third place on 23.
CKS Swifts joint coach Paul Hanns said it wasn't a big surprise that Rathgeber won so easily.
"Isaac's had the most consistent year," Hanns said.
It was Rathegber's second season with the club since crossing from Stawell Warriors and Hanns said 2013 has been his best year so far.
"This year was a complete turnaround from the year before," the joint coach said.
"Isaac's been a lot more committed. He was living in Melbourne last year and was travelling back and forth so found it a little bit harder to get to training.
"Now he's found it a lot more comfortable and is getting to know the boys a lot more, training with the group."
Hanns acknowledged Scott Carey's runner up placing.
"Scott missed half the year through injury and for him to come runner up in the best and fairest is a super effort," he said.
Hanns also praised Sean Mantell's effort this season despite the onballer receiving plenty of attention from opposition players.
"Just the expectations from the year before, Sean's seen as a real danger man for opposition teams and was starting to get tagged, which put a bit of pressure on him," Hanns said.
"He still had a not bad season. Next year, hopefully we'll see him stringing a few more games together and be more consistent under pressure."
Last year's Horsham District Football League Dellar Medallist and reigning Baggies best and fairest, Ricky Whitehead finished in fourth place with 22 votes while 2012 best first year player Damon Folkes, rounded out the top five with 17.
In the CKS Swifts reserves vote count, Damien Ball was rewarded for a sensational season by taking home best and fairest honours.
Ball played 14 reserves games this season and was named among the Baggies best in 10 of those, and finished on top with 33 votes.
Alex Ross was runner up on 29 votes.
Adam Mullane-Pratt (19), Jake Atkins (16) and Jordan Ralph rounded out the reserves top five.
* CKS Swifts have re-signed talented midfielder Ricky Whitehead.
Paul Hanns acknowledged the importance of having a player such as Whitehead re-commit to the team.
"It's huge for the team. It really gives the rest of the group a buzz when a quality player such as Ricky signs on," Hanns said.
"It shows he's committed to the cause."
CKS Swifts main focus this summer is keeping the senior group together.
Hanns said 'nearly all' of the up-and-coming under 17 players have signed on again and the club is currently in the middle of talking to other senior players.
Joint coaches Paul Hanns and Ben Martin have both re-signed for season 2014.