Casey held its 2021 awards night last month, with James ‘Jimmy’ Munro claiming his second Best and Fairest since arriving at the Demons.
Munro was rewarded for his great season in the red and blue, where he was dominant in the midfield, averaging 22 disposals per game. He was also able to impact the scoreboard and entertained teammates and supporters with his signature goal celebrations.
The award was one of only four presented on the night, due to the uncompleted VFL season where Casey recorded seven wins and two losses - it was cut short as a result of COVID.
The night, which was presented online via Zoom and hosted by former Springvale and Casey champion Nigel Carmody, was a great success, with players, coaches, staff, sponsors, members and supporters tunning in.
The top 10 placings saw Munro on 53 votes, with livewire forward Toby Bedford coming runner up on 45 votes, averaging a goal a game and 15 disposals. Amongst the vote-getters were Melbourne premiership players Jake Bowey & Tom Sparrow.
Casey Demons Top 10 2021 VFL Best & Fairest
1st - James Munro 53
2nd - Toby Bedford 45
3rd - Neville Jetta 43
3rd - Jake Bowey 43
3rd - Majak Daw 43
6th - Zac Foot 41
6th - Jay Lockhart 41
8th - Mitch White 39
9th - Sam Weideman 37
10th - Tom Sparrow 36
Retiring Melbourne stalwart Neville Jetta took out the Trademark and Values award while young gun George Grey was awarded the Steven Harrison Rising Star Award after his fantastic debut year at Casey.
What made the night even more special was to have former skipper, Jack Hutchins, receiving Life Membership for playing 100 VFL games at Casey.
Since arriving from the Gold Coast Suns, Hutchins has been a regular fixture in Casey’s defence lineup, and also lead the team to the 2018 grand final.