After an exhilarating footy season that kept fans on the edge of their seats, the West Kimberley Football League awards ceremony took centre stage on September 14 to celebrate this year’s stand-out players. Held at the Goolarri Media Bamba’s Bar, the event capped off a thrilling season of football after both the Cable Beach men’s and women’s teams won their grand finals on September 9. In the men’s league, the prestigious Kevin Bullen medal went to Daniel Moore of the Broome Bulls, who secured an impressive 22 votes. Wayne Wungundin from the Derby Tigers was the runner-up with 15 votes, showcasing the remarkable talent on display in the league. New Broome Towns player Geoffery Saunders was awarded with the Best First Year Player for his outstanding debut season while Jay Hill, who plays for Cable Beach, was the recipient of the 2023 Rising Star award. In the women’s league, Broome Towns’ Tegan Brooks won the Fairest and Best with 18 votes, cementing her status as one of the league’s top talents, while Cable Beach’s Katherine Dann, who won the award last year, was runner-up on 14 votes. The win marks the second Fairest and Best, having claimed the gong back in 2021. Cable Beach’s Simone Narkle, who won best on ground in the grand final after kicking five goals, also took out the Best First Year Player award for her remarkable skills shown during her debut season. Cable Beach powerhouse Sonny Dann was the leading men’s goalkicker for the season while fellow Cable Beach Greenback Katherine Dann was the leading goalkicker in the women’s league. Nevada Croft from the Broome Saints was recognised as the Rising Star of the women’s league. Wayne Edgar Snr, Eric Wade Snr and Brett Claudius were made honorary WKFL life members for their decades of dedication volunteering for the sport.