Top honour as Hawk ties for medal
Narrogin Hawks’ Cam Allison has brought home the Upper Great Southern Football League’s most prestigious award, the Leo Graham Medal, tying with Williams’ Nathan Bravington.
Cam Allison of the Narrogin Hawks has come away with the Upper Great Southern Football League’s top honour, 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 of Katanning’s Tim Stewart on top of the leaderboard.
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 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 possessed a huge 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.
“He has come a long way, from a C-grader with a bad attitude to a hardened tough talented midfielder, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for him to win this award.”
Forrest said he had produced an outstanding season with consistent performances throughout the 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. “He is a very deserving winner.” 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 the WACFL Volunteer of the Year.
Nathan Bravington was joint-winner of the UGSFL 2017 Leo Graham Medal.
Blair Forrest accepted Cam Allison's medal because he couldn’t attend.
Peter Forrest won the WACFL Volunteer of the Year award.