Saints’ best applauded
The Benalla Saints held their annual awards night on Friday, with players recognised for their achievements throughout the season.
It has been a big year for Benalla’s Sam Martyn, adding Saints’ senior Best and Fairest winner to the Morrison Medal he won last month.
The club also awarded 2015 premiership captain James Martiniello with Life Membership, having notched up his 150th game for the club this season.
The under-18 football Best and Fairest award went to Aden Macdonald.
The top honour for Saints women’s football went to co-coach Kylie Relf off the back of an impressive season, while the rising star award went to her sister Brittany Button.
And in youth girls football, Keeley Skepper was named Best and Fairest, following on from her league Best and Fairest award this season.
In netball, Saints A-grade player Chloe Hill was crowned best and fairest, with the B-grade award shared between Molly Doidge, Chelsea Walsh and Alexandra Robinson.
Kate Robinson took out the award for B-reserve, while the under-17 Best and Fairest title was shared between Lauren Murphy and Shae Skelton.
The under-15 Best and Fairest netballer was Isabella Riley, with the Alby Hales Memorial Medal for Young Club Person of the Year going to Emma Purcell.
Top honour: Saints’ senior Best and Fairest winner Sam Martyn with John ‘‘Shorty’’ Martiniello.
Happy: Alby Hales Young Club Person of the Year, Emma Purcell.
Impressed: Saints’ senior women’s football award winners.
Rapt: Benalla Saints’ youth girls award winners.
Thrilled: Saints’ under-18 award winners.