Ladies share player of year award

TONI Cox and Michelle Eastwell have shared the Warwick Hockey Association ladies’ player of the year award.

All senior trophies were presented at the association trophy night at the Condamine Sports Club last night.

Cox plays fullback for Saints and Eastwell is a Wyverns forward. The pair will come head-to-head on many occasions in the ladies’ final at 6.30pm Saturday.

The player of the year awards are presented on the basis of performances in club and representative hockey during the season and assistance with the operation of the association.

Jodie Olsen, of Saints, was ladies’ best and fairest based on umpires’ points awarded in each club game.

The most improved player was Kazieh Taganny, of Scots PGC, and most improved umpires Toni Cox and Shannon Armbruster.

Goalkeeper of the year was Saints player Kerri Fitch.

In the men’s competition, Saints star Steve Farrell won the Martin Brodrick Memorial Player of the Year award.

Scots PGC player Andrew Millard was best and fairest in A grade.

Most improved was Dean Murphy (Saints) and most improved umpire Glen Morris. Luke Roche (Wyverns) and Dave Zwoerner (Saints) shared the goalkeeper of the year award.

The association person of the year award was shared by Sam Farrell and Michelle Eastwell.

The Denis Rettke Memorial Trophy, donated by the Wyverns club, for most improved in reserve grade was won by Dave Bergemann.

Best and fairest awards for the best juniors in the senior competition were presented for the first time last night with Matt Campbell and Hayley Millard the winners.

Under 15 awards went to Scott See (best and fairest), Ryan Collins (most improved) and Josh O’Brien (most consistent). The men’s grand finals are on Friday night.


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