Kerang Blues star Sophie Peacock has capped off her team's debut playing season in the Central Victoria Football League Women's competition with a top honour.
Peacock was named as the Blues' best and fairest winner for 2022 after a strong season on the back-line.
Her efforts on the ground also earned her praise from her teammates as the recipient of the player's player award.
Peacock, who is also an accomplished netballer, put on top performances throughout the COVID-19 interrupted season which also saw her finish fourth overall on the league's best and fairest count.
Other awards included Jemma Meehan as the best and fairest runner-up, Kristen Hall being named as most determined, Hannah Spencer as the under-21 rising star, Melany Monro was the most improved and Casey Unger was the most consistent.
In the club's debut playing season under coach Jon Roberts they finished the COVID-19 interrupted competition seventh on the ladder with 4-8 record.
Roberts said earlier in the season that he couldn't be happier with the team's progression - especially after the 57-point win over Kyneton in round 11.
"From where we were in the first half of the season in comparison to the second, there were major improvements in how the girls approached each game," Roberts said.
"The team really refined the way they approached structures and where they needed to be on the field and most of all trusted each other across the ground.
"There's always more room to refine tiny elements but the improvements certainly made us a lot better as a team."
Blues will return to the CVFLW in 2022 which will see a record nine teams in the competition.
Castlemaine is the latest addition and will be coached by former AFLW player and junior Magpie Tiahna Cochrane.
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