Hawk Heil en­sures a fa­ther-son tra­di­tion with win

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Nar­ro­gin Hawks cap­tain Jor­dan Heil took out the club’s 2018 best and fairest award, the Hardie Fam­ily Medal, on Satur­day night.

Heil amassed a mas­sive 137 votes in the count, more than dou­ble run­ner-up coach Blair For­rest’s 65 votes.

Heil’s fa­ther and life mem­ber Scott Heil won the best and fairest award for the 1995 sea­son with the Nar­ro­gin Ea­gles.

Cameron Al­li­son, the club’s player-coach from their in­au­gu­ral pre­mier­ship in 2015, fin­ish third place on 59 votes — de­spite only play­ing the first half of the sea­son for the Hawks be­fore mov­ing to Al­bany.

Full-for­ward Chris Wil­liams fin­ished the sea­son with 38 goals, the high­est of any Hawk in 2018.

Vice-cap­tain Nathan Ugle was recog­nised as the Hawks’ best player un­der 21 years old.

Tom Bom­ford was named best im­proved, and Scott Reeves col­lected the coach’s award.

In the re­serves, Dy­lan Hall was judged to be the side’s most valu­able player.

He col­lected 48 votes from only eight matches.

Ash­ley Wilkins, who polled 42 votes, and Peter Baker, 38 votes, fin­ished run­ner-up and third re­spec­tively.

Adam Sy­monds kicked 12 goals for the sea­son, the high­est of any player in the twos.

Mem­bers of the club were also ac­knowl­edged for their ef­forts off the field. Vice-pres­i­dent and for­mer pres­i­dent Michael McMil­lan be­came a life mem­ber on the night.

Gavin De Gruchy had his name added to the club’s vol­un­teer of the year tro­phy for his work in the club’s Aus­kick pro­gram.

Ai­dan Walling was also recog­nised and thanked for the work he does around the club week in and week out dur­ing the sea­son.

Pic­tures: Michael Traill

Shawn, Kerry, Jor­dan Heil, Kate­lyn Hilder and Scott Heil.

Kamee­sha Thorne, Adam Sy­monds and Is­abella Sy­monds.

Dy­lan Hall.

Cameron Al­li­son.

Peter, Blair and Jenny For­rest.

Pres­i­dent Karen Fazey and new life mem­ber vice-pres­i­dent Michael McMil­lan.

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