Fleming wins Stawell's A Grade best and fairest

POSITIVE ROLE MODEL: Lisa Fleming won Stawell's A Grade best and fairest. The defender said it was important to stay positive in a tough season.

POSITIVE ROLE MODEL: Lisa Fleming won Stawell's A Grade best and fairest. The defender said it was important to stay positive in a tough season.

Defender Lisa Fleming has been named as Stawell’s best and fairest netballer for 2017, winning the A Grade award on Saturday night. 

In a tough season for the Warriors’ top netball team, Fleming was a standout in the Stawell’s defensive goal circle. 

Fleming polled 49 votes to win the award. 

Tarnee Orr was not far behind, recording 44 votes to finish as the runner-up. 

“It was pretty exciting to win,” Fleming said.

“It was really close. Tarnee probably would have caught me if there were a few more games.”

Versatile netballer Ebony Summers picked up the coach’s award, while Maggie Clough took home the 18 and under encouragement award. 

Fleming said despite the A Grade team not winning a game in 2017 it has been a good season of development. 

“We worked out our average age at A grade was about 18 and a half,” she said.

“We developed our younger players which was a positive. We played a lot better this year than what our record suggests.”

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