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Roys Ruck Star Rosso romps to a win in inaugural B&F


Fitzroy-ACU ruck star Tash Ross-Harris has taken out the Inaugural William Buck Premier Womens Best and Fairest at the VAFA Wilson Womens awards night on Monday.

It was a stunning effort from Rosso, who was best on ground in seven of her first 10 games for the season! She was a mile in front of the competition, finishing up with 27 votes from 12 games, nine points clear of her closest rival.

Just a day after the team went down to Marcellin in the Preliminary Final, Tash took to the podium to accept her award and expressed her love for her team and club.

I play because I love the game and I love the girls I play with. At Fitzroy we have a lot of love down at the club

There is no one person I want to thank. I think at Fitzroy we are a big family. Yesterday, crying in the circle en masse after the game, I really felt that. Thanks to everyone at Fitzroy; I love you all.

Just imagine what the girl could do if she could kick straight! (a weakness she admitted during her acceptance speech).

With a final sting in the tail, Rosso announced that she would be travelling to Argentina next year and footy would have to wait.

Women 1 captain, Gemma Minuz, who attended the awards night as part of the Fitzroy posse and also finished 10th in the B&F herself, said of her team mate We are unbelievably proud of Rosso and glad, but not in the least bit surprised, that the umpires recognised her dominance all season too.

Rosso is a modern-day ruck she knows that it isn't enough to rely on her height and brings an incredible leap, solid pack marks, the ability to rove her own ball and read the play which puts her above the pack each week.

Mish (Booth, Women 2 captain) and I were absolutely stoked to be there to see her accept her best and fairest on Monday night and bask in her reflected glory its no wonder she needs a break from her fame in Argentina for the year!/p>

Congratulations Rosso on such an incredible effort in the first season of VAFA womens football.

For the VAFA story and the full list of votes click here.

Take a look at the extensive coverage on our Facebook page this week for more photos and reactions from her team mates and other Fitzroy fans.

Rosso is pictured with VAFA Womens Football Development Manager, Shona MacInnes.

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