Port Adelaide young gun Conor Rozee has claimed his maiden John Cahill Medal following a breakout season at Alberton in 2022.
Rozee, who averaged 23.18 disposals, 4.05 marks, 3.82 tackles and 4.09 inside 50s per game from 22 appearances this year, edged out veteran midfielder Travis Boak and utility Dan Houston to win the award.
The 22-year-old polled 132 votes on Monday night, 30 ahead of Boak, who was pushing for his third best and fairest.
“To the football club, the recruiting staff and Ken for picking me up. It's pretty special I got to stay home in South Australia with my family and friends,” Rozee said after accepting the award.
“There's only two clubs in South Australia so the odds were pretty slim but as I've grown as a person I've been fortunate to be able to stay around my family and friends.
“To the entire football club - it takes a lot of people to run a football club, not only in the football department but also those who do work behind the scenes. Thank you.”
Rozee was also recognised as the most improved player to claim the Coaches' Award, while Boak was honoured with the Fos Williams Medal as Port Adelaide's best team man.
Young defender Lachie Jones took home the Gavin Wanganeen Award as the best player aged under 21, while Sam Mayes claimed the John McCarthy Award for his efforts with community service.