Numurkah Leader
Hicks, Ward and Kellow take out top awards

NATHALIA held its 2019 football/netball presentation last Friday night and in a closely fought out contest, vice captain, Alex Hicks won the seniors best and fairest with 116 votes, just six votes clear of Bailey Bell, on 110.

Reserves best and fairest was awarded to Craig Kellow with 67 votes and Chris Brown received the runner-up award with 60 votes.

The women’s competition came down to a single vote, with Vanessa Ward taking out the top prize with 90 votes, just ahead of Tegan Sutton on 89 votes.

In the netball competition, Lisa Kellow once again proved her dominance in the sport, taking out her sixth A grade best and fairest award with 36 votes. Runner-up was Amy Brooks on 21 votes.


Senior football, Most consistent: Rhys Shannon, Best first year player: Lachlan Gemmill, Leading goalkicker: Liam Evans (67), Coach’s award: Joe Nihill, Most improved: Clancy Congues, Supporters: Liam Evans, Most determined: Adam Jorgensen, Have-a-go: Bailey Bell.

Reserves football, Most consistent: Matt Carol, Best first year player: Nathan McKenna, Leading goalkicker: Matt Davies (39), Coach’s award: Josh Gemmill, Most improved: Sean Zammit, Most valuable: Tyson Richards, Have-a-go: Cam Hickey.

Womens football, Most consistent: Sharnah Stevens, Leading goalkicker: Abby Favaro (31), Coach’s award: Colleen Lewer, Players’ player: Marni Hicks, Most improved: Gemma Hawks.

B grade netball, Best and fairest: Olivia Hanlon (34), Runner-up: Jessi Hicks (23).

C grade netball, Best and fairest: Chloe Armstrong (33), Runner-up: Jen Butler (19).

C reserve netball, Best and fairest: Jodie Coutts (22), Runners-up: Catherine Dealy and Paige Hickey (15).