WFC’s Jarrod Lee named league’s best
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