Hawk Heil ensures a father-son tradition with win
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.
Shawn, Kerry, Jordan Heil, Katelyn Hilder and Scott Heil.
Kameesha Thorne, Adam Symonds and Isabella Symonds.
Peter, Blair and Jenny Forrest.
President Karen Fazey and new life member vice-president Michael McMillan.