Kyabram Free Press
Lachlan runaway winner of U14s fairest and best
On Wednesday, 15 September, the Goulburn Campaspe Junior Football League completed its season with the 2021 GCJFL Presentation Night.
During the virtual event, league chair Chris Thomas used the occasion to thank the league’s advisory committee as well as the countless volunteers that ensure junior footballers have the opportunity to take the field each week.
"Our biggest thanks goes to every parent, every volunteer, every coach that makes this all possible. There’s a sense of community in the league. Tonight’s a chance to say thanks, and to those award winners tonight, take the chance to thank those who have helped along the way," Thomas said.
The league took the opportunity to celebrate some fantastic achievements throughout the season.
Goulburn Campaspe Junior Football League Coach of the Year winners Steve Bird and Bailey Grubb, alongside Dale Reyne of Echuca
Green and Adam Mcgillivray of Leitchville Gunbower, were also nominated for the AFL Goulburn Murray Coach of the Year awards.
Lachlan Carver was a runaway winner of the U14 Fairest and Best award.
The St Augustine’s star finished the Keith Saddlier Medal count on 28 votes, 11 votes ahead of Kyabram’s Angus Scoble. Carver polled votes in 10 games in 2021, receiving three votes in all but two of those games.
Carver’s parent Sheree was also awarded the Greg Stokes Administrator of the Year Award, capping off a huge night for the family.
Thomas rounded out the night by thanking everyone in attendance.
"Thanks everyone for joining us tonight, and we look forward to a great year next year," he said. AWARD WINNERS
U12 Most Disciplined Green
U12 Encouragement Award - St Augustine’s Blue
U12 Coach of the Year - Steve Bird, Echuca White
Greg Stokes Administrator of the Year - Sheree Carver, St Augustine’s U14 Most Disciplined - Moama U14 Coach of the Year - Bailey Grubb, Moama
Ken Saddlier Medallist Winner Lachlan Carver, St Augustine’s
Ken Saddlier Medallist Runner Up - Angus Scoble, Kyabram