While winning the club’s fairest and best medal is an honour, Jye Shields and Mia Fallon said the Port Hedland Rovers would look to improve after a horror year saw both their sides go winless. Shields, Fallon, and Kyle Coppin took out the league, women’s, and reserves awards respectively at the club’s end-of-year presentation on Saturday night. It was back-to-back wins for Shields who won the R & B Hockey Medal in his inaugural season at the club in 2022. And while he said it was great to be recognised with the award again, Shields said the club was looking to get more players so it could improve on its winless season. “Living in the Pilbara everyone is up here for work so when winter comes the weekends are a great time to go camping and fishing,” he said. “It’s pretty hard to get 100 per cent commitment out of everyone because we’ve all got things to do. “I think we just need a few more numbers down the track and just get a few more people committed.” Fallon received 56 votes to take out the best and fairest in what was the first season for the women’s team. She said it meant a lot to be the first woman to win the award but it was a difficult first season for the side. “It’s really special because it’s been such a big year for the club by having the women’s team,” Fallon said. “We had some tough weeks with numbers and trying to get together a team.” “But it’s a nice way to end the year.” The reserves team was the only Rover’s side not to take the wooden spoon as they managed to squeeze above sixth-placed Wickham on percentage. Despite the poor season for the reserves, it’s an exciting time for best-and-fairest winner Coppin who will now head to Perth to try out for WAFL teams. “I’ve been taking to the Perth Demons and I might have a try-out for them,” he said. There were only three wins for all three Rovers’ teams in 2023 and all of them came from the reserves side.