Saints’ best ap­plauded

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

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.

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