Two best and fairest awards and a club champion trophy capped off a good night for the Deni Rovers at the Picola & District Netball League vote count on Monday.September 5, 2014 3:00am
The netball department at the Deni Rovers continues to impress and was the recipient of several awards at the Picola & District Football Netball League senior presentation night on Monday.
Rachel Braybon took out the league’s C grade best and fairest, while Tegan Arnold snared the C-Reserve medal.
To top it all off, the Rovers received the Champion Club trophy for its stunning efforts on the netball court.
It was the fourth year in a row the Roos have won the prestigeous award.
‘‘It’s a great honour to be named Champion Club again,’’ netball coordinator Tenille Blake said.
‘‘They work it out by a points system and we had no idea we were going to win it.
‘‘It has been a pretty succesful year. We had all but one netball team make it into finals and all of those teams made it to the second round.
‘‘We have three of them playing in the grand final (tomorrow), so hopefully there’s more celebrations to come.’’
Braybon polled 17 votes to win C grade honours ahead of Mathoura’s Emma O’Callaghan and Olivia Harding-Davies (16 votes each).
All three of those players will meet tomorrow, when the Rovers take on Mathoura in the grand final.
Den’s C-Reserve side meets Jerilderie in the grand final and will be brimming with confidence after Arnold’s league win.
She attracted 22 votes to comfortably beat Mathoura runner-up Melyssa Banks by seven.
Timbercutters defender Shannon Mills tied for the B grade best and fairest. In an amazing turn of events, she shared the medal with Picola United’s Kim McPherson and Pam Smith after each player polled 18 votes.
Capping off a great night for Mathoura was young gun Gracie Berryman being named Rising Star of the senior competition. Berryman, still able to play under-17s, polled nine votes in the A grade vote count.
The winner of the A grade Lukies medal was Tocumwal’s Leah Pate with an impressive 35 votes.
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Leitchville-Gunbower claimed honours in its A grade showdown against Lockington-Bamawm United yesterday, 53-31.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
The Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee hosted a community lunch at the ‘Rocket Park’ on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new banner.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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