Star duo tie for Bendigo Thunder best and fairest award

Kerryn Harrington tied with Tiahna Cochrane on 90 votes each.
Kerryn Harrington tied with Tiahna Cochrane on 90 votes each.

KERRYN Harrington and Tiahna Cochrane have tied for the Bendigo Thunder’s senior best and fairest award.

The duo polled 90 votes at Friday night’s presentation to cap a season in which both the Thunder’s senior and reserves teams won flags.

Harrington’s joint win came on the back of her last week being elevated from a rookie with Carlton’s AFL Women’s team onto the Blues’ main list for 2018.

Tiahna Cochrane

Tiahna Cochrane

Midfielder Cochrane polled votes in 12 of the Thunder’s 14 home and away games, while Harrington – who has made the switch from basketball to football – was awarded votes in eight games.

• Bendigo Thunder leading vote-getters:

Kerryn Harrington – 90

Tiahna Cochrane – 90

Kodi Jacques – 63

Leah French – 46