Jordan Williams may have taken out Kyabram Football Club’s senior best and fairest award, but his roots are firmly placed in Echuca.
He started at the Bombers in 2014 after playing a year with the Echuca Football Club in the Goulburn Valley Football League.
The former Hawthorn draftee made the move to GVFL in 2013, having played 22 VFL games with Box Hill between 2010 and 2011.
Coming from Moama, Williams has always been a part of the area and the decision to play for Kyabram still kept him close to home.
The classy left footer believed the move to a midfield role was a big factor in his stellar season with the Bombers.
In his third season with the club Williams polled 296 votes to win from rover Liam Ogden (259) and defenders Lachie Smith (227) and Rhys Clark (117) and ruckman Jake Reeves (167).
There was no real surprises in the vote count with the top four placegetters all expected to poll well.
Williams said he was happy with the consistency of his season.
‘‘When I was a bit younger I had trouble with my consistency but sometimes on a wing it was hard to get into the game early.
‘‘But when you are in the midfield from the start you can get into the game straight away.
‘‘I was lucky to have players like Steve Thomson, Axel Childs and Josh Pell feeding the ball out, ’’ Williams said.
Williams said like most of his premiership teammates, he looked forward to lining up with the Bombers again next season.
—With Kyabram Free Press