The name Kate Bond and nine votes have become an unmatched pair over recent years and 2021 was no different, as Kate secured her forth consecutive Senior Women’s Best and Fairest at last weekend’s Vote Count.
In what was one of the closest counts in a while, Kate got out to a lead early with three best on ground performances in the opening month of the season. However, her lead was only slim with Kaitlyn Ritchie breathing down her neck and would take the lead by three votes with one round remaining. In typical Kate Bond fashion, up against a tough outfit she stood up with a strong performance against a premiership contender to ultimately pip Kaitlyn at the post to claim the Best and Fairest honours for season 2021.
Already in the history books as one of the 10 Trobers to win multiple Senior Best and Fairest’s and the only player to win three consecutive and now four consecutive Best and Fairest’s, Kate now equals Club great Mario Bakogiannis for the most Senior Best and Fairest’s won at the Club. Firmly placing herself in discussion as one of the greatest Trobers of all-time.
2021 Senior Women Leaderboard
1st Kate Bond (32 votes)
2nd Kaitlyn Ritchie (29 votes)
3rd Natalie Cappelletti (18 votes)
4th Elise Freeman (15 votes)
5th Annie Atkinson (11 votes)
=6th Charlotte Croome (7 votes)
=6th Amanda Olschyna (7 votes)
8th Teresa D’Angelo (6 votes)
9th Steph Castagnini (5 votes)
10th Caitlin Ross (3 votes)
Published by La Trobe University Football Club 02.09.2021