|Victoria's top individual football awards for 2018 have been presented at FFV Gold Medal Night held at the Sofitel's Grand Ballroom tonight (Friday September 21).
Bentleigh Greens midfielder Tyson Holmes won the NPL Victoria Gold Medal while Calder United's Catherine Zimmerman won the NPL Victoria Women's Gold Medal. In NPL 2, Box Hill United's Phil Petreski claimed the best and fairest award.
All are first-time winners of their respective awards.
Holmes, 30, held off two-time winner Nick Hegarty of Hume City to win with 32 votes to 30. Dandenong City's Brandon Barnes - who won the golden boot, players' player award and Bill Fleming Award for media player of the year - finished third with 26 votes.
Zimmerman, 24, capped a dominant first season in NPLW as the American import won the NPL Victoria Women's Gold Medal with 37 votes from 2017 winner Candela Ferreyra Bas on 31.
Petreski won a close NPL 2 best and fairest count with 41 votes from Altona Magic's Troy Ruthven on 38 and Moreland City's Corey Thomas on 37.
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The NPL Victoria season will finish with the NPL 2 Grand Final at Hume City's ABD Stadium on Saturday and a triple header of matches at AAMI Park on Sunday.