End of the year wrap up

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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.

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