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ROGERS WINS EB COOK MEDAL

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 9:24 AM

Bailey Rogers’ career-best season reached new heights after the powerful and versatile Tiger won the prestigious E.B. Cook Medal as Claremont’s fairest-and-best League player at a glamorous event at Revo Fitness Stadium.

Rogers, who also won the Players’ Player Award and Sandover Medal, took his game to a new level on the back of shedding weight and improving his fitness as he starred in both the midfield and forward line to become the most dominant player in the competition. 

Rogers played every game and averaged nearly 27 disposals and kicked 23 goals, and also represented Western Australia against South Australia.

Midfield superstar and vice-captain Jye Bolton won the Kevin Sullivan Memorial Trophy after finishing runner-up and also the Les McClements Memorial Trophy after polling the most votes in The West Australian.

Outstanding and reliable defender Dec Hardisty won the Sir Charles Court Trophy after finishing in third place and also the Sacrificial Tiger Award, with retiring legend Kane Mitchell winning the Engine Room Award.

Brilliant forward Alex Manuel’s 42 goals at an average of two per game earned him the leading goal kicker award, while utility Jack Buller won the Phil Crabb Trophy for best first-year player.

Tough-as-nails midfielder Ben Elliott won the Denis Marshall Trophy as Claremont’s fairest-and-best Reserves player and also took home the Players’ Player Award and the George&Stan Mell Memorial Trophy after polling the most votes across all grades.

Fellow midfielder and Prendergast medallist Rylie Morgan won the Fran&Ross Ledger Trophy after finishing runner-up, with prominent wingman Sam Alvarez rounding out the top three with the Kevin Somes Trophy.

Midfield warrior Angus Sheldrick won the Tom Richardson Trophy as Claremont’s fairest-and-best Colts player, with fellow midfielder Talon Delacey winning the Roy Sanders Memorial Sportsmanship Trophy after finishing runner-up and forward Jacob van Rooyen rounding out the top three with the Hugh Buxton Memorial Trophy.

Kendyll Blurton won the Tony Evans Trophy for Most Valuable Player, with Matao Owen winning the Encouragement Award and captain Sean Williams the Players’ Player Award. 

14 Tigers made their League debuts in 2021, while the Club also retained the Rodriguez Shield.