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Romelda Aiken and Kim Ravaillion share Queensland Firebirds Player of the Year Award

Firebirds grand final winners Romelda Aiken and Kim Ravaillion were crowned joint winners of Queensland’s player of the year award on Thursday night.

Goalshooter Aiken and centre Ravaillion were two of the prime movers behind the Firebirds’ march to the ANZ Championship title and their special on-court understanding was significant in the one-point win over NSW Swifts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday.

They finished the regular season on the same number of votes to share the team MVP gong but they will be on opposite sides in August’s Netball World Cup, with Ravaillion named in the Australian side and Aiken set to spearhead Jamaica’s campaign.

Aiken also claimed the Australian Conference MVP award and landed a grand final-record 47 goals last weekend to complete another stellar year. Ravaillion was the sole Firebird voted on to the ANZ Championship’s All-Star side last week.

In other awards handed out at the Firebirds’ gala presentation dinner at Cloudland last night, defender Clare McMeniman won the Players’ Player award for her professionalism, leadership and commitment on and off the court.

Gabi Simpson won the Members’ Player of the Year award for the second-straight year.

The Spirit Award went to Laura Clemesha while Mahalia Cassidy took home the Debutant Award.

The night was a celebration of a wildly successful year with plenty of silverware on display.

The Firebirds finished the season with a 13-game winning streak that netted the Challenge Trophy, the Australian Conference title and the team’s second trans-Tasman championship.

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