Hawthorn assistant Liam Cameron has been confirmed as Kevin Sheedy’s successor as head coach of the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Meanwhile, Essendon has celebrated some of its brightest stars at the club’s annual Best and Fairest Awards.

Zac Street reports.


Despite being offered a lucrative five-year-deal to coach Port Adelaide, Liam Cameron will be moving to the Giants next year.

He’ll work alongside Kevin Sheedy as an assistant coach before taking over the top job in 2014.

Gold Coast assistant Ken Hinkley and Collingwood strategists Rodney Eade are now favourites to coach the Power.

Meanwhile, Brownlow medalist Jobe Watson has taken out Essendon’s best and fairest award.

The Bombers captain was a runaway winner of the Crichton Medal, taking the award by a massive 231 votes.

But Watson admits he’s running out of time to lead the club to a premiership victory.

Jobe Watson, Crichton Medalist: “For a lot of us there’s not a long time left and eventually someone will tap us on the shoulder and say you’ve got no more opportunities.”

Defender Michael Hibberd took out the rising star award.

Zac Street, QUT News.