Fairest and best praised at night of nights
The Narrogin and Districts Netball Association held its presentation night at the Pingelly Re-creation and Cultural Centre last weekend.
West Coast Fever player Stacey Francis attended the event and spoke about the challenges she faced as an international netballer, representing the England national team and playing in the Australian Suncorp Super Netball League, before the awards were given out.
The Patron’s award went to Susie McDougall for publicising and promoting the association in her media and communications role.
Alex Hodges received the achievement award for her continual development as an umpire, with Chelsea Mulcahy being awarded the Miriam Pedlar Under-21 Umpiring Award.
The Champion Club trophy was a very tight race, but was won by the Olympics Netball Club by a margin of 0.4 of a point.
Nanette Steer and Ann Kulker were recognised as life members.
Ms Steer has been involved in the development of junior netballers over many years and has been a Rising Stars coach within the association for the past seven years, as well as taking on many other administrative roles.
Ms Kulker was the association’s recorder for 10 years and had also been involved in the Fixtures and Grading Committee, liaising with many other representatives, club delegates and the YMCA Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre.
The younger generation of A1 players took out the awards in A1, with Aaliyah Ugle, from Cuballing 1, receiving the fairest and best, and Olympics Gold’s Melita Davey named runner-up.
The A2 season fairest and best went to Pingelly 2’s Tara Whitney and runner-up was Emma Liddelow, from Williams 2.
Chelsea Mulcahy, from Flames 1, received the A3 fairest and best award with Pingelly 3’s Violet Winmar named runner-up.
Fairest and best in A4 went to Ella Hann, from Flames 3, while the runner-up was Liberty Tullett, from Olympics Royals.
Aaliyah Ugle, from Cuballing 3, and Isabel Garnett, from Wagin 6, received the N&DNA season fairest and best and runner-up awards in the Junior Division 1.
Both fairest and best and runner-up in Junior Division 2 were players from Olympics Emerald, namely Liberty Tullett and Tyler Steere.
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