Wellings, who led the count for the entire day, won with 426 votes in a system which can award up to 40 votes per game, well clear of runner-up Aiden Domic (Mount Clear JFNC) on 353 votes and third place getter Flynn Appleby (Cohuna Kangas FNC) on 291 votes.
Wellings, from the Trentham Football Netball Club, polled votes in 13 of the 14 games he played for the Rebels, and was the top vote-getter in the first five games of the season and eight games overall.
Runner-up Domic polled in all bar two games for the season, and was on the vote sheet in every game from Round 7 onwards, polling top votes in five of those games, while third-place getter Appleby, who also polled votes in the North Ballarat Roosters Best & Fairest count, polled in each of the last six games of the season where he shut down some of the TAC Cup’s most prolific goalkickers.
In other awards on the day, Thomas Berry (Horsham Saints) took home the Sewell Trophy as the Rebels’ Best First Year Player, Jackson Taurau (Stawell Warriors) was awarded the Rebels Personal Growth Award, Lloyd Meek (SMW Rovers) won the Rebels “Player’s Player” Award, Meek and Trent Reed (Cobden) were awarded Coaches Trophies, Rebels Under 16 coach Damian Ross took home the Graeme Alexander Outstanding Service Award and Senior Assistant Coach Robbie Waters won the Tony Frawley Best Clubperson Award.
The top ten placegetters in the 2017 Adam Goodes Trophy were…
- Callan Wellings – 426 votes
- Aiden Domic – 353 votes
- Flynn Appleby – 291 votes
- Jordan Johnston – 283 votes
- Thomas Berry – 203 votes
- Trent Reed – 172 votes
- Lloyd Meek – 143 votes
- Naish McRoberts – 103 votes
- Matty Lloyd – 86 votes
- Jackson Taurau – 74 votes