Hawks’ Allison claims top honour
Cam Allison of the Narrogin Hawks has come away with the Upper Great Southern Football League’s top honour after claiming the 2017 Leo Graham Medal.
Allison tied with Williams player Nathan Bravington after they both finished the count with 18 votes.
Allison started the night slowly but after 12 rounds found himself one vote clear from Katanning’s Tim Stewart on top of the leader board.
In the final round when Bravington polled three votes, Allison had to match those votes in a game where the Hawks lost to Wickepin by two points. He did just that and became Narrogin’s first Leo Graham medallist since 2006.
Allison said he was honoured to receive the award. “I really want to thank my friends, family and teammates,” he said. “Especially my captain Perrin Quartermaine, coach Blair Forrest and club president Mike McMillan.”
Allison’s captain said he had always had a strong work ethic both on and off the field.
“He sets the standard at training and this year has set the standard on-field with an amazing season,” Quartermaine said.
“A tough in-and-under player, he is respected not only by his teammates, but also opposition players.”
Forrest said he had produced an outstanding season with consistent performances throughout the entire year.
“I love playing alongside him as you know he will give 100 per cent at every contest and he is always looking to improve himself from week to week,” he said.
Narrogin Hawks also came away with two other awards — Ralph Kickett tied for goal kicker of the year with Katanning’s Mitchell Banks on 66 goals, and Peter Forrest was named WACFL Volunteer of the Year.
Blair Forrest accepted Cam Allison's medal because he couldn’t attend the ceremony.
Nathan Bravington was a joint winner of the UGSFL 2017 Leo Graham Medal.
Peter Forrest won the WACFL Volunteer of the Year award.
Leo Graham Medal winner Cam Allison.