Tatyoon netballers have capped off a strong season on the court taking out both the A and B Grade Mininera and District Netball Association best and fairest on Wednesday night in Ararat.
Maggie Astbury was awarded for another outstanding year in the goal ring for the Hawks, taking out the A Grade Best and Fairest on 24 votes. The vote count was extremely tight to the very end, with Astbury managing to claim victory in the very last round of the season.
The Hawks captain stated she was "shocked by the win", but credited it to her "amazing teammates" that support her every week out on court.
Runner up went to Kellie Sommerville from Glenthompson Dunkeld, who led the majority of the vote count but fell one vote short finishing on 23. Sommerville, who has been instrumental to the success of the Rams this season, will now set her sights on securing an A Grade premiership next weekend.
B Grade Best and Fairest was awarded to Laura McDougall, also from Tatyoon, with 22 votes, ahead of Kimberly Thom from Wickliffe Lake Bolac on 21 votes. The Hawks midcourter, who also coaches the B Grade side, was thrilled with the win but is now focused on her side progressing through to a shot at the premiership title.
Jacqui Ralph, from Great Western, claimed top prize in the C Grade Best and Fairest on a massive 36 votes, 10 votes clear of runner up Erin McGuigan from Woorndoo Mortlake. Ralph has been a consistent force in the defence for the Lions this season and awarded for her standout season.
Olivia Anagnostou took out the 17 and Under Best and Fairest on 22 votes, closely followed by runner up Olivia Nield on 21 votes.
Best and Fairest for 15 and Unders went to Charlotte Millear from Wickliffe Lake Bolac on 27 votes, with runners up going to Abbey Burford from Woorndoo Mortlake on 25 votes.