A CENTURY goalkicker in his first year at the club, Stephen Milne has capped a premiership-winning season by being Strathfieldsaye Storm Football Club's champion player.
Milne polled 80 votes to be the seniors best and fairest.
Runner-up was the versatile Jake Hall on 75 votes.
A highly-prized recruit after finishing his playing days at St Kilda, Milne played a key role in Storm's run to winning the Bendigo Advertiser premiership cup for the first time.
The skilful small forward kicked 89 goals in the home-and-away series and then brought up his 100th of the season in the final quarter of last Saturday's grand final victory.
Among the many highs of Milne's first year in the Bendigo Football Netball League were winning the Ron Best Medal as the competition's leading goalkicker, joint runner-up for the Michelsen Medal, and the Derrick Filo Medal for the BFNL's best in country championship match.
The best clubperson award was presented to Dearne Cowling.
The club's presentation day on Sunday at Flight Centre Park included awards to 100-game players Kris Lea, Michael Pilcher and Lachlan Bonney who all played in the seniors premiership win.
Storm's award winners for the 2014 season:
Seniors - Best and fairest: Stephen Milne. Runner-up: Jake Hall. Rising Star: Harry Crone. Most Consistent: Sean Johns. Most Improved: Nathan Moffat. Coaches Award: Jake Dickens. MVP: Ash Trollop. Leading goalkicker: Stephen Milne- 89. Best in finals: Sam Mildren.
Reserves - Best and fairest: James Fox. Runner-up: Rhys Irwin. Most Consistent: Tim Jansen. Most Improved: Zane Hoiles. Best first-year player: Brayden Aitken. Leading goalkicker: Victor Caristo 25
Under-18s - Best and fairest: Tal Sardone. Runner-up: Jacob Seears. Most Consistent: Tyler Romeril. Most Improved: Joel Beard. Coaches Award: Liam Balasopoulos. Rising Star: Patrick Ludeman. Leading goalkicker: Xavier Crone 54. Best in finals: Patrick Ludeman.
A-grade netball - Best and fairest: Claudia Powell. Runner-up: Steph Strachan. Coaches Award: Paige Richardson. Most Improved: Katie Hepburn
A-reserve netball - Best and Fairest: Bianca Jones. Runner-up: Zoe Davies. Coaches Award: Shellie Davies.
B-grade netball - Best and Fairest: Izzy Paholek. Runner-up: Kim Rosos. Coaches Award: Taylah Morris. Best in finals: Paige McLean.
B-reserve netball - Best and fairest: Alicia Coventry. Runner-up: Amy Greene. Coaches Award: Edwina Masters. Most Improved: Maddy Malloy. Best in finals: Jess Moloney.
17 & under netball - Best and Fairest: Brooke Dwyer. Runner-up: Georgia Lasslett. Coaches Award: Dayna McGough. Most Improved: Tayla Edsall-French.