North Melbourne's Liz McGrath has won the club's VFLW best and fairest award, eclipsing teammates Annabel Scott and Jess Mourney to take out the honour.

McGrath, who arrived from Williamstown at the start of the season, was the consensus number one ruck in the competition all season long, and her quality saw her recruited to Port Adelaide's AFLW program as a priority signing.

One of just four players to play every game this season, McGrath's improvement over the campaign coincided with the team's upturn in form. She helped lead the Kangaroos to a seventh-placed finish, just one game out of the finals spots.

VFLW senior coach Steph Binder says the award is good recognition for McGrath's brilliant season.

"Liz was consistent for us all season, but she also improved as well. It's not only her tap-work that was so good for us, but it was her ability around the ground as well," Binder told North Media.

"She became so important for us behind the ball when she was taking intercept marks, but she was also able to be a strong target for us up the line when we needed her.

"What she does at ground level for such a tall player, her work-rate, and her desire to put in for the team meant she was just the standout all season.

"Hopefully Liz taking out the best and fairest can help cement in her mind just how good of a player she actually is."

Along with taking out the best and fairest award McGrath was also named as the team's most improved player, having registered a marked increase in almost all key statistics across the season.

Outgoing captain Molly Eastman was presented as the Shinboner of the Year for best displaying club values of real, bold, belonging and never-beaten, as well as the team values of united, accountability, trust and legacy.

Jess Jones rounded out the awards by taking home the Clubwoman of the Year Award, given for epitomising a team-first attitude and going above and beyond for the VFLW program, not just on gameday.


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