Young soccer player Will Cairns, who has just played his first season for Ballarat Soccer Club in the Under 13 competition, has taken out the best and fairest for the year. He finished with 28 votes, the win made even more impressive by the fact he missed two games due to scheduling issues.
Cairns also finished eighth in the League count, polling well against some very experienced young soccer players from across the Ballarat league. He played five-a-side futsal in the Ararat Futsal competition for two years before having a season off to try his luck on the outdoor, 11 players a side game.
"I'm really pleased with my achievement as I really didn't think I was in with a chance being my first season playing soccer," Cairns said. "My team has been really helpful and encouraging."