Lancaster's Tom Davies will go into tonight's McNamara Medal count one of the favourites when Kyabram District Football League celebrates its best players.August 27, 2014 3:05am
Kyabram District Football Netball League will celebrate its leading players of the season at Shepparton Harness Racing Club tonight.
The McNamara Medal (football) and Warren Medal (netball) are up for grabs for the best-and-fairest players, with both counts set to be enthralling affairs.
Lancaster talent Tom Davies is one of the favourites to win the McNamara Medal following a stellar season with the Wombats.
The teenage midfielder has been named in his side’s better players on 13 occasions this year.
Lancaster has a fine recent record of providing league medallists with Chris Eddy (joint-winner in 2008), Paul Burnett (2009) and Steve Thompson (2011) all claiming the gong in the past six seasons.
Minor premier Merrigum may well celebrate back-to-back victors after Josh Pell’s victory last year.
Ramadan Yze is tipped to poll strongly in a side that won 16 of its 18 games, but teammates such as Chris Kilmartin, Rohan Hearn and Pell, despite missing a few matches this season, may well take votes away from one another.
For Nagambie, Mick Shiels is a proven vote-getter, having won the medal in 2007, while interest surrounds how key forward Patrick Rattray will poll after booting 100 goals in the home-and-away season.
Avenel’s leading hope looks likely to be midfielder Andrew Green, while Stanhope playing-coach Brenton Gray could well provide the Lions’ first win since Daryl Harrison in 2003.
Other possible contenders include Murchison’s Chris Cullinan, Undera midfielder-forward Brenton Campbell and Ardmona talent Tom Durward.
The Warren Medal race looks wide open with a raft of leading contenders.
Minor premier Stanhope’s leading hope could well be teenage pocket rocket Casey Livingston, but captain Jamieson Vick and coach Kerrie Gray have also enjoyed fine seasons.
Rushworth’s Alana Perry, Violet Town mentor Pip O’Donoghue and Avenel gun Anita Lynch are also major winning chances.
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The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
If too much footy is never enough for you then get down to Echuca South’s oval on Sunday and catch the Echuca Moama United masters, the EMUs, in action.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
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