Daniel Venditti and Adam Saad have shared the honour of the Coburg Football Club’s Best and Fairest, and will each take home the Jim Sullivan Medal.
Venditti got the jump on Saad getting out to 6 vote lead midway through the count, but the young surging defender played a remarkable second half to catch Venditti and tie him with one round to go, leaving attendees on the edge of their seat.
Both Saad and Venditti earned four votes each in the final game against Casey, and therefore instilling the first tied Best and Fairest count since 2006, when Jake King shared the spoils with Alistair Neville.
Venditti, 27, was last years winner of the Jim Sullivan Medal was enthralled to go back-to-back.
“It’s a tremendous honour” – Venditti said.
Saad, still only 20 has been courted by many AFL clubs as he looks towards the National Draft at the end of the season.
“It’s been a fantastic year, and I want to thank Coach German for having the faith in me. ”- Saad said.
Lech Featherstone finished 11 votes back in second place, while inside midfielders Ozgur Uysal and Nathan Thomas shared third place with 37 votes each.