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Kristan Height says his move to Sandhurst this year has freshened him up mentally and physically.
The 33-year-old won the Michelsen Medal on Sunday night to etch his name in the history books as the first footballer to win league best and fairest awards in Bendigo, the Goulburn Valley and Ovens and Murray.
“Playing in a group that has such a winning culture and such a good leadership team behind it makes my job easier to just go out and play footy,’’ Height, who is in his first season with Sandhurst, said.
“I can just focus on my role within the side and that’s been really good for me to have that freshen up mentally and physically and allow other boys to the load as well.
“I’ve really enjoyed the season and we’ve got a big game this weekend. It’s pretty exciting.”
Height will lead the Sandhurst midfield into battle against Golden Square in Saturday’s BFNL grand final.
“(The preparation) for me is the same as usual,’’ Height said.
“I’ll train on the Tuesday and Thursday night, have the same food, the same diet, the same regime and come into the game excited.
“We’ll be prepared to do everything we can to get over the line at 5pm on Saturday afternoon.”
Height, who played TAC Cup footy with the Bendigo Pioneers, played in a Goulburn Valley Football League premiership with Echuca as an 18-year-old, but hasn’t played in a premiership since.
He had played in seven losing preliminary finals in his career before the Dragons qualified for the grand final.