Magpies’ night of nights
A FITTING end to an excellent season of football and netball was held on Saturday October 7 in the George and Ruth Hunter social rooms at Memorial Oval.
Club players, members, committee, sponsors and supporters attended in wonderful numbers to celebrate the end of season 2017.
Club president Scott Watson welcomed everyone to the evening and proceeded to go through the various grades of football and netball voting.
Once each team’s votes were completed, the coaching staff took control as it was their turn to sum up the year, bring to attention highlights of both team and individual efforts followed by the presentation of the awards for each team.
JD Hayes took away his first senior club Best and Fairest, winning very comfortably indeed while Kelly Hill further underlined her legend status in winning her fourth A-Grade title in the last six years.
JD thanked many at the club with particular reference to the advice and assistance provided by the financial team of Kate Burnside and Greg Blatchford as this was the first year of a very complex salary cap and player points system across the GVL.
Kelly was humbled to receive this award yet again however in her speech she highlighted the joy she receives in being able to play at such a wonderful club where opportunity presents for young Euroa girls to step into the ‘A’ team when required – as seen this year with the likes of Eliza Hoare and Hannah Broughton.
The club itself also made a number of presentations with the prestigious Best Club Person going to Kelly Hill and the Basil Bruce ‘Spirit of Magpie’ award landing round the neck of Ben Jones.
Two very fine contributors to our club who are among a plethora of committee, supporters, members, sponsors and players who continue to make this club what it is today.
Special mention was also made in relation to the canteen crew on Saturdays led by Jac Thomson and Sarah Treloar alongside the Thursday Night Gang comprising Lyndel Burke, Dee Hinss, Michelle McKernan and Liz Jesser – many thanks here ladies!
Many thanks to all the donations received for the trophies again this year, in particular from the Mills Family and the Life Membership group (coordinated by Xavier and Sue Thomson).
The club is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday October 24 at 7pm ( in the George and Ruth Hunter social rooms at Memorial Oval) with nominations for committee extended to everyone within and beyond the club.
Nomination forms can be attained from DPR Insurance in Binney Street Euroa. Results were as follows: Seniors Best & Fairest – JD Hayes (Donated by Life Members)
Runners Up Best & Fairest – Will McFarlane
Paddy Ryan Award – JD Hayes (supporters Best Player)
Most Consistent – Ben Harrison
Most Determined – Marcus Varley Coaches Award – David Mole Rising Star Award – Ryley Bjorksten Reserves Best & Fairest – Craig Bamford (Donated by Life Members)
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Brad Gleeson
Henry & Lorraine Billman Award – Will Murray (supporters Best Player)
Best Team Man – Harrison Lane
Most Consistent – Jack Bro ughton
Coaches Award – Curtis Ho are Best Utility – Matt Hess Best Finals Player – Jake Smith Under 18s Best & Fairest – Kayne Davidson ( Donated by Life Members)
Runner Best & Fairest – Max Smith
David Mills Award – Kayne Davidson (Donated by the Mills Family – supporters Best Player)
Most Consistent – Peter Ca irns
Most Determined – Isaiah Trotter
Best Team Man – Jake Penman (Donated by the Currie Family)
Most Improved – Justin Da vies
Most Courageous – Balin King
Rising Star Award – Robert Paradzayi
Coaches Award – Andrew Crosbie Netball - Under 17s: Best and Fairest - Eliza Hoare Runners Up Best & Fairest – Zara Hinss
Coaches Award – Hannah Br oughton Most Improved – Zara Hinss B Reserve Best & Fairest – Emily Quattrocchi
Runners Up Best & Fairest – Fiona Grundmann
Coaches Award – Kelsey Thomson B Grade Best & Fairest – Sarah Ternes Runners Up Best & Fairest – Kim Saxon
Coaches Award – Emily McMahon A Grade Best & Fairest – Kelly Hill Runners Up Best & Fairest – Laura Emanuelli Coaches Award – Eliza Hoare Football Milestones: Seniors Marcus Varley - 100 games Nathan Gilliland - 100 games Klay Giovannini - 100 games Brad Gleeson - 100 games Jacob Gleeson - 50 games Adam Tarrant - 50 games Reserves Linc McKernan – 50 games Jacob Hogg – 50 games Nick Brodie – 50 games Thirds Kayne Davidson – 50 games Joshua Hogg – 50 games Max Smith – 50 games Netball Milestones: Kelly Hill - 250 A Grade games Kim Saxon - 200 club games Kelsey Thomson 150 club games Ash Wilde - 50 club games Jaz Edwards - 50 club games Abby Williams - 50 club games
Michelle Jesser - 50 club games Zara Hinss - 50 club games Sarah Ternes - 50 club games Mahony Fothergill - 50 club games
Hannah Broughton - 50 club games Eliza Hoare - 50 club games Emily Quattrocchi - 50 club games
Bonnie Tritton - 50 club games Spirit of Magpie: Ben Jones Best Club-person: Kelly Hill.