Great moments to remember
As we prepare to enter 2019, here is a look back at the top sports stories of the past year.
We take a look at our best moments involving sportspeople and teams in the Great Southern.
Moss the city’s best
Waterski star Steven Moss upstaged a stellar field of nominees across three different categories to be crowned the 2017 Albany Sportsperson of the Year for the first time.
Moss returned to national competition last year and fell just short of the coveted overall Australian title but his runner-up finish combined with a stack of other top achievements proved enough for him to win the senior category and then be judged the overall winner at the awards.
Cycling rising star Craig Wiggins ( junior) and veteran triathlete Dermot Buckley (veteran) were the other category winners.
Railways a handful
Railways rewrote the history books by winning a fifth h straight Albany Cricket Association A-grade e premiership after cruis- ing to a six-wicket triiumph over Manypeaks in the grand final. They y became the first club to o win five straight premierships with veteran n seamer Ryan Tindale e awarded man of the e match with his fourr-r wicket haul.
Women’s Wom me footy take takes es off
The in inaugural Great Sout Southern th Women’s Foot Football tba League drew wb bumper Friday nigh night ht crowds, none mor more re bigger than the grand final wher where re an estimated 1800 watched North Albany clinch
sy the first premiership over Royals in thrilling fashion at Collingwood Park.
The instinct of West Coast Eagles star Jeremy McGovern took over when the Albany-raised defender launched himself for the most
Jordan Clark joined Geelong.