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Fisher wins Sandover Medal



Swan Districts midfielder Sam Fisher has won the 2020 Sandover Medal, pipping favourites Aaron Black and Jackson Ramsay for the WAFL’s most coveted individual prize at the Crown Palladium Ballroom on Tuesday night.


Fisher’s first season in the WAFL was a remarkable one, averaging 26 disposals per game in a Swans team that lost their first four matches, but won three of their last four to help the midfielder’s cause.


The 22-year-old polled 13 votes to win by two votes ahead of 2014 Sandover Medallist Aaron Black (West Perth) with 11 votes and Jackson Ramsay (East Perth) on 10 votes.


Remarkably Fisher polled in six of eight games in a shortened season to win the Sandover in it’s centennial year, the first Swans player to win the award since Andrew Krakouer in 2010.


Subiaco’s Danika Pisconeri was the winner of the Dhara Kerr Medal for the fairest and best player in the WAFL Women’s competition after collecting nine votes, going back-to-back after a joint win with teammate Hayley Miller in 2019.


Subiaco midfielder Lachlan Vanirsen won the Jack Clarke Medal as the Colts best and fairest while South Fremantle’s Manfred Kelly won the Prendergast Medal in the Reserves.


IMAGE: WAFL website.

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