Junior Aussie Rules players clean up at presentations
JUNIOR AUSSIE RULES
FORTY-four junior Sea Eagle players and their families and coaches travelled to Harrup Park in Mackay on Monday to see a number of Whitsunday coaches and players clean up at the Mackay Junior AFL League presentations.
Under 13 coach Steve McGregor won the coveted coach of the year award for his job developing the young players coming out of Auskick and watching them go from strength to strength as they move through the junior teams. McGregor was coach- ing Auskick for 2 years, and from 2010, has been coaching the under 13s, making the finals each year but not taking out the premiership yet.
High school student Brodie Jackson won the under 13s best and fairest player. Brodie had a very good season playing a key role in the team and has worked hard to develop his skills to a level that has allowed him to have a major impact on games. He polled 15 votes, winning by 2 points.
Under 15s coach Jim Barnett was recognized for his ongoing contribution to junior football in the Mackay and Whitsundays. This accolade will see the under 15 best and fairest award now called the Jim Barnett medal.
11-year-old Angus Menzies was third in the under 13 goalkicking scores while Rhys Fuhrmann was third in the under 15 goal kicking.
Eli Gunders, Rhys Fuhrmann and Jacob Heally were all named in the representative team of the year in the under 14, 16 and 17, with Eli Gunders winning the rising star award for his efforts during the representative season.
GREAT ACHIEVEMENT: Under 13 best and fairest Brodie Jackson with his family Darren, Christy, and young brother Tate at the presentations in Mackay on Monday night.