NORTH Bendigo coach Alana Long polled votes in 11 of her side's 15 games to win the Central Victorian Football League Women's best and fairest.
Long won the award with 18 votes, five clear of runner-up Sarah Ingram of Golden Square on 13.
Golden Square's Amanda Carrod was third with 12 votes.
Long's tally of 18 votes featured two three-vote games, three lots of two and six one-vote games in what was a superb season where she was also named at centre half-back in the Team of the Year.
"It would have been nice to have a flag alongside this, but personally, I was happy with my performance this year," Long said on Wednesday.
"I was glad I was just able to get through a full season without getting injured. That is an accomplishment in itself and then to win a league best and fairest was really exciting, but also very surprising."
Long has endured plenty of injury frustration during her career, including knee, wrist and neck.
"My career has been a bit up and down with injuries, but the best thing I did during the pre-season was get in the gym and do plenty of strength training for my legs and that really helped," Long said.
CVFLW Team of the Year:
B: Crystal West (Strath), Rachel Thomas (KF), Taylor Bellesini (Eh)
HB: Lily Campbell (KF), Alana Long (NB), Teagan Ainslie (Kyn)
C: Jessica Cox (GS), Heidi Erasmus (Kyn), Liz Watkins (GS)
HF: Amanda Carrod (GS), Molly Metcalf (KF), Kelly Mensforth (KF)
F: Grace Edlin (Strath), Britney Mueck (Strath), Sarah Ingram (GS)
R: Dayna McGough (NB), Olivia McEvoy (GS), Sarah Moerke (KF)
Inter: Beppina Marshall (Eh), Dayna Parson (NB), Jennifer Schellekens (Kyn), Madeleine White (GS)
ALL THE VOTES:
EAGLEHAWK - Taylor Bellesini (11), Megan Bagnall (6), Beppina Marshall (5), Georgina Hyett (3), Emily Field (2), Rochelle Daley (1).
GOLDEN SQUARE - Sarah Ingram (13), Amanda Carrod (12), Jessica Cox (10), Olivia McEvoy (8), Elizabeth Watkins (8), Erin Rose Kvalheim (6), Madeleine White (5), Alannah Rowland (4), Carly Ladson (3), Holly Guera (3), Letisha Stewart (2), Rebecca Berry (2), Carly McRae (1), Paris Robinson (1).
KANGAROO FLAT - Molly Metcalf (10), Sarah Moerke (9), Eilish Cumming (7), Shelby Knoll (6), Milli Wicks (5), Lily Campbell (5), Rachel Thomas (5), Christa Lingen (4), Shelby Faulkner (3), Ella Wicks (3), Ruby Campbell (2), Kelly Mensforth (2), Kate Hare (2), Tia Needs (1).
KYNETON - Teagan Inslie (11), Heidi Erasmus (9), Jennifer Schellekens (4), Bronte Ashworth (2), Mikaela Holman (1).
NORTH BENDIGO - Alana Long (18), Chelsea Reeves (4), Danya McGough (4), Hannah Kenny (3), Dayna Parson (3), Shaniah Clarke (2).
STRATHFIELDSAYE - Chrystal West (7), Aisling Tupper (6), Rhylan O'Toole (6), Britney Mueck (4), Liza Edwards (4), Elise FIndlay (3), Maeve Tupper (3), Grace Edlin (3), Jessica Aki (1), Laura Fraser (1), Angela Gamble (1).
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