Bryant, Sokolski shine at Rabbits’ ceremony
THE Bothwell Football Club finished yet another successful season when it held its trophy presentations awards night at its clubrooms recently.
For the second consecutive season, it was the talented Simon Bryant who took out the Best and Fairest award.
Bryant has been a very consistent contributor, also picking up the President’s Award.
Up-and-coming star Jamie Sokolski cleaned up with three trophies. He was runner-up in the best and fairest, and was named Best Under-21 player and Best First-Year Player. This youngster certainly looks to have a bright future.
Well done to Jason Branch, who was awarded life membership of the club.
Branch has been an untiring contributor both on and off the field for the Rabbits over a long period and is a very deserving recipient of this award.
He also picked up the Most Serviceable trophy.
With the club taking out this year’s ODFA premiership, making it a “three-peat”, it’s hard to see the Bothwell train stopping any time soon, and one would think that coach Bradley Chaplin will put his hand up to lead again.
Some players have signalled they are hanging up the boots, but with the club never having won four straight flags before, I’m sure it won’t take much to twist their arms to help create history.
Well done to all involved at this great club and congratulations to all the trophy winners. It’s great to see footy thriving at Bothwell.
Trophy winners — Best and Fairest (award donated by the Bryant family): Simon Bryant. Runner-up (donated by Tony Bailey): Jamie Sokolski. Most Consistent, Jenny Brooks Memorial Award (donated by Michael Brooks): Jarrod Horne. Most Serviceable, Debra Hoskinson Memorial Award (donated by Terry Hoskinson): Jason Branch. Best Backman (donated by the Speed family): Nathan Ford. Best Under-21 Player, Steven Turner Memorial Award (donated by the Turner Family): Jamie Sokolski. Most Tenacious (donated by Peter and Debbie Rolls): Dylan Pearce. Most Potential, Mick and Patsy Talbot Memorial Award (donated by the Talbot family): Brayden Chaplin. Leading Goalkicker (donated by the Castle Hotel, Denis Bell): Kris Cashion. Best First-Year Player (donated by Andrew Rolls and Jacki Miller): Jamie Sokolski. Best Club Person (donated by Bec and Jackson Jones): Tracey Brazendale. Best in Finals (donated by Mayor Loueen Triffitt): Scott Bone. President’s Award (donated by Terry Hoskinson): Simon Bryant. Coaches’ Award (donated by Brazendale Bros): Steven Ardle. Life Membership: Jason Branch.