History maker: Bramwell claims first ever Women’s Best and Fairest award

Bulldogs midfielder, Sam Bramwell has etched her name into the history books, winning the first ever Women’s Premiership Best and Fairest award.

The announcement was made at the 2021 Premiership Grand Final lunch at North Harbour Stadium.

The votes were awarded by the Umpires following each game throughout the season with best on ground receiving 4 votes.

Sam polled 2 votes in the final round to win the award, 1 vote ahead of second place, Buell Verkade from the Magpies.

Bramwell has been consistent all throughout the season and was the driving force in the Bulldogs Grand Final victory.

Fast on her feet, Bramwell plays in the midfield and positions herself well to get her hands on a lot of the football.

Sam fell in love with footy when she relocated to Melbourne after graduating University and joined Old Camberwell Grammar.

“I’d never properly watched a game so really had no idea what to expect – but fell in love with the sport fairly quickly! The club was so welcoming, and we immediately felt like part of the Wellers family (and still do!).”

Upon returning home at the start of 2021, Bramwell was signed to the NZ Premiership and the rest, they say… is history.

2021 Best and Fairest results:

1st: Sam Bramwell (Bulldogs) – 8 votes

2nd: Buell Verkade (Magpies) – 7 votes

3rd: Jess McCormick (Magpies) – 4 votes