Ju­niors stand strong

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Stawell’s Jakob Salmi and Hor­sham Saints’ Abby Hal­lam won the ma­jor awards up for grabs at Wim­mera Foot­ball League and Wim­mera Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion ju­nior pre­sen­ta­tions.

Both won best and fairest awards, Salmi clinch­ing an un­der-17 foot­ball tro­phy and Hal­lam a 17 and un­der net­ball award.

Salmi won a foot­ball count with 18 votes from Hor­sham’s Jakob Glare and Nhill’s An­gus Wheaton, who tied on 13. Ned Bohner from Ararat was next with 11.

Hal­lam won her tro­phy by two votes, polling 30 to fin­ish ahead of Stephanie Glover from Dim­boola and Ararat’s De­laney Mclough­lan, both on 28. Ruby Red­ford, also from Dim­boola, was next on 22.

The night also fea­tured un­der-14 foot­ball and 15 and un­der A and B and 13 and un­der net­ball counts.

In the 15 and un­der A com­pe­ti­tion, Hor­sham’s Molly Lakin and Ararat’s Rac­quel Scott tied with 30 votes to share the best and fairest award. Next were Stawell’s Dakota Cos­son, 25, and Molly Orr and Ararat’s Jesse Bligh, 22.

The Wim­mera’s premier un­der-14 foot­ball tro­phy went to Jett Hop­per of Hor­sham with 33 votes, three clear of Jor­dan Cox of Ararat. Brody Pope of Hor­sham was third on 25.

The Hor­sham club also en­joyed suc­cess in 15 and un­der B net­ball, with Kate Sleep win­ning a count with 15 votes from Stawell player Jemma Peters, 11.

Imo­gen Wor­thy helped com­plete a big night for the Demons by win­ning a 13 and un­der net­ball count by the barest of mar­gins.

The Hor­sham player won with 25 votes from Ni­cola Clyne of War­rack Ea­gles, 24, and Tahni Scrim­izzi, Hor­sham Saints, and Philippa Bush, Ararat, 22.

17 AND UN­DER: 2018 best and fairest, Abby Hal­lam, Hor­sham Saints, 30 votes, Stephanie Glover, Dim­boola, and De­laney Mclough­lan, Ararat, 28, Ruby Red­ford, Dim­boola, 22. Ris­ing star, Kiana Marsh­man, South­ern Mallee Giants.

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