THE future of the Kiama Power appears bright after the club won both the AFL South Coast under 17 girls and boys Best and Fairest Awards this week.
The former was taken out by Dakota Mason, who collected 16 votes during the 2020 Illawarra junior competition.
Best and Fairest winner Mason finished three votes ahead of Northern Districts' Lily King, with Kiama's Kate Meurant (11 votes) and Wollongong Lions duo Brielle Luccitte (eight) and Claudia Decker (six) rounding out the top five.
While Ethan Smith, who played senior football for the club against Shellharbour and Wollongong Lions this season, ran away with the under 17s boys' prize, polling 24 votes - 13 more than his closest rival Omar Matar (Lions/Kangaroos).
Swans/Tigers' James Phillips (nine) finished third, just ahead of Kiama pair Ryan Dragarski and Mathew Laughton (both six) - with Swans/Tigers' Fergus Priest and Power's Fergus Flanagan both on five.
The under 15 boys' award went to Shellharbour's Lachlan Cabor, who's 23 votes saw him finish ahead of Figtree's Billy Foster and Bomaderry Evan Larkins (both 13).
While Shellharbour Swans' clubmate Claire Ridding took home the under 15 girls' prize, edging out trio Jaimie De Lutis (Norths), Sarah Eagleton (Norths) and Ivy Halliwell by one point.
The final age group was the under 13s mixed competition, which saw Figtree's Alby Ferguson and Albion Park's Jacky Talbott crowned joint winners on 14 votes.
That pair were five votes clear of equal third place finishers Brody McPhee (Norths) and Elias Oldfield (Kiama).
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