WFC’s Jar­rod Lee named league’s best

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FOOT­BALL

WHIT­SUN­DAY FC’s Jar­rod Lee picked up Mackay Foot­ball’s high­est hon­our last Fri­day night when he was de­clared this year’s win­ner of the Ken Lorimer Award for pre­mier men’s player of the year

He’s been named the Mackay re­gion’s player of the year twice but Whit­sun­day’s Jar­rod Lee won’t be sat­is­fied un­til he se­cures the top award a third time.

He re­ceived the same award in 2011 and said he was pretty happy about it.

“One of my goals is to try and get it three times like other peo­ple,” he said.

This year’s tro­phy was a big achieve­ment for the 20-yearold, es­pe­cially since he was con­sid­er­ing pulling out dur­ing the sea­son.

“At the start of the sea­son I said to my­self: ‘I’m go­ing to try and pull my head to­gether this year. But then things got a lit- tle tough. I was about to quit mid year be­cause I wasn’t en­joy­ing it and a new coach (Bob Spees) came along and got my head back into it,” he said.

“I kind of for­got about (the award) be­cause I got caught up with the team.”

Lee was a key fig­ure in Whit­sun­day FC’s stellar sea­son, which saw them fin­ish the sea­son in top form and make it to the grand fi­nal af­ter fin­ish­ing fourth on the com­pe­ti­tion lad­der.

HON­OURED: Whit­sun­day Foot­ball Club mem­bers Ryan Pat­ton, Jar­rod Lee and Luke Nightin­gale at the Mackay Re­gional Foot­ball Zone awards cer­e­mony. Photo Lee Con­sta­ble / Daily Mer­cury

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