CALDER Cannons captain, Madison Prespakis and Geelong Falcons midfielder, Nina Morrison have proven to be the Under 18 Girls dream duo. In July, they were awarded the joint Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the AFL Womens Under 18 Championships and have now won the joint TAC Cup Girls Best and Fairest. Morrison was leading the count at the end of rounds four and six but Prespakis stormed home with seven votes from the last three rounds to tie the votes at 16 apiece.
Prespakis was named in the best in every game she played, showing why she was the hot favourite to take home the award leading into the night. Her Under 18 year was capped off in the most marvellous way, topping off her Calder Cannons Best and Fairest, Vic Metro MVP, Under 18 Championships MVP and All Australian selection with the TAC Cup Girls Best and Fairest.
Morrison too had no shortage of highlights in her TAC Cup Girls season, being a premiership player in 2018. She was named in the best seven times in the nine games she played this season, and capped it off with a Grand Final win. The 18 year-old also shared the joint MVP of the AFL Women’s Championships with Prespakis and was named Vic Country’s MVP on top of that. She too was able to complement this with an All Australian selection.
The duo are touted to be the first two selections in the AFL Women’s Draft in October this year after sensational performances throughout the TAC Cup Girls competition and AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships.