Brent Johnston, David Clinch voted Nor-West Jets best and fairest

BEST AND FAIREST: Nor-West Jets players David Clinch and Brent Johnston were voted their club's best players in reserve and first grade. Picture: Supplied

BEST AND FAIREST: Nor-West Jets players David Clinch and Brent Johnston were voted their club's best players in reserve and first grade. Picture: Supplied

BRENT Johnston was named the best and fairest player for the Nor-West Jets at their awards night at the weekend, while David Clinch won the reserve grade best and fairest.

Johnston was given the Shipley Medal after polling 118 votes.

Johnston was among several players who were also made life members of the club. They were: Marnie Chase, Kim Braid, Ryan Johnston, Brent Johnston, Aaron Bayne, Michael Gray, Taffy Lewis and Nathan Beck.

Johnston said he was proud to be named a life member.

“For me, it is home here. I played my junior football here and I feel welcome,” he said.

“It is a great family club, and it just feels right to play for the Jets.”

Johnston was humble when asked about winning the best and fairest award.

“It is always nice to get a bit of recognition at the end of the year about your performance,” he said.

“We've got some pretty good players in the team.

“I had a lot of help from my team mates. We all stood up this year and we all had a pretty good go at it.”

Last year’s Shipley Medal winner Mitchell Crowe was runner-up to Johnston, while ruckman James Clarke was named the most consistent player.

In reserve grade, Paul Sherwood was runner-up to David Clinch and Adam Braid was voted most consistent.

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