WFC acknowledges 2014 season’s best performers
THE Whitsunday Football Club wrapped up its 2014 season at the weekend, hosting the presentation night for all grades.
The Whitsunday PCYC hosted the premier men, premier women, reserves and MCL teams on Saturday night, where close to 100 people attended.
Goal-keeper Luke Nightingale capped a memorable season with the premier men’s Best and Fairest while Rosalie Taylor won the women’s equivalent.
The reserves title was shared between Michael Lee and Mitchell Clarke while Hamish Woods was announced as the MCL’s best.
Nightingale (Goal-keeper of the Year) and fellow premier men’s star Jarrod Lee (Player of the Year) were also recognised at the Mackay Regional Football Zone’s (MRFZ) awards earlier this month, and officially presented with their respective honours on Saturday by league president Scott Mealy.
“I feel pretty good, I wanted to match it with the best,” Lee said on Saturday night.
“My goal was to win it three times like Mark Durelli did. Hopefully I can make it four.”
Durelli received the MRFZ’s top honour in 1993, ’94 and ’95 while Lee has his name on the Ken Lorimer Medal in 2011, ’13 and ’14.
Lee was hopeful the premier men would take the next step and win a premiership after two successive grand final appearances.
“I thought we did really well. We had no im- ports in our team, they’re all locals,” he said.
“If we can get some good imports we’ll be tip top...hopefully next year we can take out the grand final too.”
Lee still maintains his dream of playing football at the professional level.
FINE FORM: Luke Nightingale, Mackay Regional Football Zone president Scott Mealy and Jarrod Lee. Nightingale and Lee officially received their awards for MRFZ's goalkeeper and player of the year on Saturday night.