Bull­dogs’ best named

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport -

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.

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