Rebecca Hudson wins B Grade gong | 2017 HDFNL vote count

IT WAS a surprised Rebecca Hudson who took out the Horsham district B Grade best and fairest count.

Hudson said she had enjoyed the opportunity to play alongside her sisters at Kalkee this season.

“I didn’t expectthis at all,” she said.

“I just had a bet with my sister that she would win it; so I’ve lost that bet.

“It was completely unexpected for an old girl.”

The B Grade Kalkee side finished the regular season in third place on the ladder. After a win against Laharum in the elimination final the side was knocked out by Harrow-Balmoral in the first semi-final.

“I thought we had a really good season,” Hudson said.

“I was hoping we could go further but we got knocked out by Harrow-Balmoral and they’ve won through to the grand final.”

She said her improved fitness certainly helped her in 2017.

“We also had a really good, strong team,” she said.

“We were just really even across the court.”

Hudson polled votes in nine games during the season, and managed 24 overall.

Her tally put her just two clear of teammate Mel Schultz.

The pair finished well clear of Harrow-Balmoral’s Ella Rees, Noradjuha-Quantong’s Ashlea McKinnon, and Harrow-Balmoral’s Rebecca Heath who all attracted 15 votes to to finish the count in third place.

“I’d just like to thank my teammates and all my family for continuing to support me,” Hudson said.

Top five

Rebecca Hudson, Kalkee 24

Mel Schultz, Kalkee 22

Ella Rees, Harrow-Balmoral 15

Ashlea McKinnon Noradjuha-Quantong 15

Rebecca Heath, Harrow-Balmoral, 15