Mulwala’s efforts recognised
Mulwala Football Netball Club have celebrated a fantastic 2018 season in style with their annual Presentation Night held at Club Mulwala.
In front of a huge crowd, the night kicked off with the C Reserve vote count that was tightly contested. The veteran in Kim Thomson edged out young gun Dee Moon by only a handful of votes.
The coaches award and third place went to Maddie Cooksley, another young superstar in the making. The C grade best and fairest was also a closely fought contest with Kathyrn Maddox emerging victorious with a tremendous back half of the year.
Sam Till who was runner up in the league medal came in second with Breanna Magro not far behind in third.
The B Grade vote was somewhat of a blow out with Morgan Pitches successful with votes in nearly every game.
With a super young team, second place went to Tegan Panter, a player capable of playing in every position. Emme Shand a popular winner of the coach’s award.
Capping off the netball awards was the A grade vote count which saw Steph Beams win for what has basically been a decade of dominance.
Grace Thomson’s versatility also saw her poll well and finished in second. The coaches award was presented to Brodie Pfeifer whose energy and enthusiasm is a real asset for the club.
Coaches Casey Parker and Cara Wood made a fantastic speech with Parker highlighting the tremendous growth of younger players in recent years to provide a platform for the next premiership tilt.
The Reserves Best and Fairest was won by Tom Dow who had dominated in only 10 reserves games. Dylan Scott was a worthy runner up in a season where he also played a several senior games.
Robert Wilson, the dynamic youngster was third and was awarded Most Consistent whilst Nathan Beasley was presented with the Best Utility award after a season spent shifting from one end of the ground to the other.
Lastly Corey Lindsay was a popular choice for the coaches award with his dedication and commitment unquestionable whilst Ricky Walker was a standout for most improved.
The seniors was easily the most fascinating in recent memory.
Five players went into the last round with a chance to win.
Incredibly it was Jackson Gash, the young Captain, he dominated from the halfway mark of the season to collect a massive 126 votes.
Kayla Beams was on hand to present the Phillip Beams Medal, named in honor of her late Dad.
Jackson spoke wonderfully and was warmly applauded for his honesty and humility.
Second was the classy Beau Clarke on 116, who had also missed games with a hamstring injury.
Third was everyone’s favorite red head, Dylan Robinson on 99 votes.
Coaches Award was actually awarded at round 3, such was the outstanding qualities shown by Brad Wilson.
Harry Crossley was another to accept an award with a lengthy speech about his love for all things Mulwala.
With Coach Jason Sanderson signed and enthusiastic for season 2018, the award winners all spoke about their eagerness to return next year ready to take the club to the next level.
Sanderson is a real Club Person who’s focus has been clearly about developing culture and promoting younger players. Hopefully this focus will stand the club in good stead for the coming season.
The Mulwala Lions hope to see you all next year.
Father and son Jarryd and Robert Wilson who played together in the reserves this year.
C Reserve winners: Coaches Award - Maddie Cooksey, Coach - Sally Lucas, Runner Up - Delanee Moon, Best and Fairest - Kim Thompson – Absent.
C Grade winners: Most Determined - Brianna Magro, Runner Up - Sami Till, Coach - Rhonda Magro
Reserves winners: Best and Fairest - Tom Dow, Runner Up - Dylan Scott, Most Consistent - Robert Wilson, Most Determined - Nathan Beasley, Most Improved - Ricky Walker, Coaches Award - Tippa Lindsay.
Seniors winners: Best and Fairest - Jackson Gash, Runner Up - Beau Clarke, Best Utility Player - Dylan Robinson, Most Improved - Harry Crossley, Coaches Award - Brad Wilson.
A Grade winners: Best and Fairest - Stephanie Hammond, Most Improved - Brodie Pfeiffer, Runner Up - Grace Thomson- Absent.
B Grade winners: Best and Fairest - Morgan Pitches, Runner Up - Teagan Panter.