IT was somewhat of a rebuilding year for Taylors Lake, which lost a large number of footballers in the 2016-17 Horsham District league off-season.
The clubs juniors excelled throughout the 2017 season, showing the strong link with junior football and netball within the club.
The Lakers celebrated the year with a big day of festivities.
The club acknowledged three club people who showed great dedication throughout the season.
Latarsha Johnston was awarded the Renee Kerr memorial trophy for best junior female club person while Archie Slorach was awarded the Renee Kerr memorial trophy for best junior male club person.
Leonie Barnett received the best club person award after being at every single game day and training as a trainer for the Lakers.
Julie Leslie played 200 senior netball games for the Lakers and was given a life membership.
Karen and Colin Fischer also received a life membership after serving on the club’s committee for 10 years.
In the senior football playing-coach Jye Smith was named the team’s best and fairest winner with assistant coach Jack McRae being named runner-up.
Grace Dixon was named the best and fairest winner for the A Grade netball team.
Nellie Redford was awarded the runner-up trophy.
Lakers president Brent Tough said everyone enjoyed the presentation day.
“It is great to see so many juniors poll well in the senior vote count. They hold the key to our future,” he said.
Renee Kerr memorial trophy for best junior female club person – Latarsha Johnston
Renee Kerr memorial trophy for best junior male club person – Archie Slorach
Senior best club person – Leonie Barnett
Life memberships – Julie Leslie for playing 200 senior netball games, Karen and Colin Fischer for more than 10 years on the committee
Best and fairest – Jye Smith
Runner up – Jack McRae
Most consistent – Trae Martin
Most determined – Jake Hinton
Best defender – Trent McGough
Best utility – Jason Kannar
Coach’s award – Trae Martin
Leading goal kicker – Chris Harrison
Best and fairest – Alex Hill
Runner-up – Mark Lane
Most consistent – John Kelly
Best defender – Ben Muir
Most determined – Brodie Williams
Coach’s award – Andrew Harrison and Damien McCallum
Leading goal licker – Jeames Offer
Under 17s football
Best and fairest – Matt McCulloch
Runner-up – Connor Healey
Most consistent – Ash Lawson
Most improved – Ryan Spruyt
Most determined – Noah Talbot
Coach’s award – Reuben Macchia
Best in finals – Cody Vigenser
Leading goal kicker – Phil Bastick
Under 14s football
Best and fairest – Riley Hall
Runner-up – William Taylor
Most consistent – Ben Severin
Coach’s award – Hunter Campey
Leading goal kicker – Riley Hall
A Grade netball
Best and fairest – Grace Dixon
Runner-up – Nellie Redford
Most consistent – Zara Staples
Coach’s award – Zara Staples
B Grade netball
Best and fairest – Jorrdan Weir and Ella Slorach
Runner-up – Chloe Kelm
Most consistent – Julie Leslie
Coach’s award – Kristy Kelly
C Grade netball
Best and fairest – Kayla Kelm
Runner-up – Zanaiya Bergen
Most consistent – Tori Kelm
Coach’s award – Latarsha Johnston and Sophie Holden
C Reserve netball
Best and fairest – Justine Burns
Runner-up – Courtney Rigby
Most consistent – Shae Campesato
Coach’s award – Tammy Smith
17 and Under netball
Best and fairest – Jasmine Talbot
Runner-up – Latasha Johnston
Most consistent – Emily Severin
Coach’s award – rest of the girls
15 and Under netball
Best and fairest – Ella Slorach
Runner-up – Jorrdan Weir
Most consistent – Chloe Kelm
Coach’s award – Zanaiya Bergen
13 and Under netball
Best and fairest – Kayla Kelm
Runner-up – Tayla Eltze
Most consistent – Ruby Purcell
Coach’s award – Rest of the girls
Junior and senior leading goal shooter – Jorrdan Weir