Pigeons celebrate ‘club championship’ season
Club president Scott Jacques congratulated all players, coaches and volunteers for their commitment to the Pigeons this year.
“A second club championship is a measure of the whole club’s success, reflecting its strength,” Jacques said.
Jacques told those in attendance that it’s more than a game, reflecting on the great work of all members and volunteers and also fantastic fundraising efforts of the club such as the White Ribbon Round, the Anzac Day commemorative matches and even the great work of the Godfathers, a group established and run by past players.
But it was also a time to celebrate the season’s achievements and a busy night of awards proceeded.
In his first year at the Pigeons since coming across from Seymour in the Goulburn Valley League, new recruit Harry Wheeler clearly won the Yarrawonga Chronicle and the Tom Runnalls Senior’s Best and Fairest Award and talented netballer Caitlin O’Dywer capped off another stellar year winning the coveted Tracey Gillies A-Grade Best and Fairest Award.
Ovens and Murray League Chairman David Sinclair presents Pigeons’ President Scott Jaques with the 2018 Ovens and Murray Club Champions Award last Thursday night.
U18 football award winners: From left to right; Rising Star Alex Byrne; Most determined Will Woodburn; Best player in finals Jack Brooks; Best and Fairest Jack Sexton; Most courageous Ned Mullins; Runner Up Best and Fairest Owen Conway.
Senior football award winners. From left to right; Jammie Smyth Award - Tyler Bonat; Runner Up Best and Fairest Xavier Leslie; Best first year player Matt Casey; Thomas Runnalls Best and Fairest Harry Wheeler; Best player in finals Lach Howe; Coaches Award Beau Seymour. Absent; Leading goalkicker Jess Koopman.