Bulldogs cap off year with presentation night after winning AFL North West premiership

CHAMPIONS: The Gunnedah Bulldogs celebrating after winning their first premiership since 1991.
CHAMPIONS: The Gunnedah Bulldogs celebrating after winning their first premiership since 1991.

The Gunnedah Bulldogs will cap off their historic 2017 season this Saturday at the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club.

After winning their first premiership in 26 years, all eyes at the presentation night will be on who wins the best and fairest award, the Frogmore Cup.

League best and fairest Jake Spackman opens as an early favourite but captain Andrew George was only a couple votes behind the newcomer in the AFL North West vote count and will give Spackman a run for this money. League rising star Ben Maher, leading goal-scorer Mitchell Swain, along with a swag of others, are also in with a chance to take out the cup.

The Frogmore Cup is calculated by three observers, generally life members and past players, after each game. All three observers give out 3-2-1 player votes.

The presentation ends a sensational year for the Dogs in which they marked their 40-year anniversary.

The premiership came on the back of a 12-game winning streak and made Greg Piggott just the second person to coach a premiership side after Brian Lenton who won two as a player-coach and three as just a coach.