End of the year wrap up
ABOUT 145 people attended the Crocs presentation night on September 27 at the Sheraton Mirage Ballroom.
They were entertained by ex-captain of the club and now successful comedian Buddha Hocking.
The senior Best and Fairest award was a nailbiter with Dylan Wearmouth winning the Andy Smith medal on the last vote of the night. Runner up was Adam Boone who also took out the goalkicking award.
Turtle finished third with the most determined and (possibly retired) Lukas Teasdale receiving the coaches award. Ben McCartney won best backman and the McKeown brothers picked up best junior and finals player.
The reserves saw the Ernie Baxter medal go to Barts who was a runaway winner, and Mitchell Nichalson was runner up and won best finals player.
Ethan McCullough was most consistent and his mum Cheryl and Sam Edwards received the coaches award for running water on match day and assisting around the club.
Several juniors received awards in both grades, which is a promising sign.
Norm Walker received the Club Person award and John Cameron was inducted as a life member in appreciation of his many years of hard work.
Over 25 volunteers received thankyou gifts and president Andy Smith made a commitment to further support the Crocs netball teams who assisted around the club in 2013.
The club played a video in honour of club founder Ernie Baxter who passed away just prior to the season commencing.
Senior coach Brad Cooper announced he will continue as coach into the 2014 season.
The party flowed on untill midnight with the dance floor getting a work out.
Recruiting has already started with Jim Buckley and Coops hot on the phones signing up players for the 2014 season.
Andy Smith said he is looking forward to the AGM (in November) with hopefully some new additions to come onto the committee. It is exciting times ahead. The Crocs would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors for their support over the season.