Bulldogs’ best named
Tatura Football Netball Club held its presentation night on Friday at the Ballantyne Centre with about 160 people in attendance.
It was a great night to finish the year that typified the community and culture of the club.
Mitch Elliott won his first senior best and fairest after an outstanding season running through the midfield. Runner-up was new recruit Andrew Ciavarella.
Jacqui James, another new player to the club, took out the A-grade netball best and fairest award. Runnerup was the mercurial Emma Ryan.
James was also named in the GVL team of the year.
Joe Minutoli was honoured with the Bulldog of the Year award.
The award is a highlyrespected recognition of efforts that may often go unnoticed but are vital to the club.
Minutoli was instrumental in ensuring Tatura not only fielded an under-18 team in 2017 after 2016 saw no team entered, but he got the team into the finals. It was a significant reward for effort.
Paddy Kerrins was made a life member after more than 30 years’ service as a player, umpire, administrator and, for a number of years, sponsorship manager.
A humbled Kerrins said it was a pleasure to be involved with such a great club.
Alex Bertram, who is on the comeback trail from her knee injury, was a popular winner of the Sarah Tee netball club award. Bertram has been a longstanding member of the club’s A-grade team and an outstanding citizen.
The season finale is on Sunday at the Ballantyne Centre. Tickets are available from Phil Stammers on 0408 579 110.
There’s no rest for the netballers with 2018 trials on November 9, 13 and 15 at the Tatura netball courts. Under-15s and under-17s trials will run from 6 pm to 7 pm, while B-reserve, B-grade and A-grade trials will run from 7 pm to 8 pm. Register at https://goo.gl/ forms/6M1ke7QshpB79WXu2
Football: Mitch Elliott breaks away from the pack, chasing a loose ball. He was named Tatura’s senior best and fairest.
Netball: A-grade best and fairest winner Jacqui James.