The Round 6 winner of the Spirit of Football award for 2021 Wimmera Football Netball League season Warrack Eagles U/17 footballer Josiah Keam. The award was presented at a later home game because of Covid lockdowns.
Josiah has come through the junior ranks and is now in his top age year of U/17s football with the Warrack Eagles.
He has developed into a very well-balanced footballer who is capable of playing in any area of the field, as he is naturally very fit and athletic, with good skills and plenty of pace.
This year he has been a key leader of his side and he is very well respected by all his team-mates and opponents.
It's been a big season for Josiah, often backing up and playing two games on the one day. He made his senior debut this year and has adjusted to the level of senior footy quite well.
We look forward to seeing Josiah develop further in the future and we wish him all the best. Well done Josiah!
The Round 6 winner of the Wimmera Football Netball League Blue Ribbon Foundation Spirit of Netball award Warrack Eagles U/17 Netballer Amber O'Connor.
Amber is a quietly spoken, focused, passionate team member in the Warrack Eagles U/17's side. She is a very much respected and valued member of our team on and off the court.
Amber has been our goal shooter and settled nicely into the season. Playing a major role in the goal ring and keeping a steady head while getting the job done with minimal fuss.
She has a great ability to read the play well and works hard to make the most of any chances she is given.
Her attitude towards the game, her team mates and opposition is the exact reason she received the Spirit of Netball award for round 6. Congratulations Amber from your club, the Warrack Eagles!
The Round 10 winner of the Horsham & District Football Netball League Blue Ribbon Foundation Spirit of Netball award Kalkee U/17 Netballer Olivia Brilliant.
After years of playing basketball Liv was convinced by Jo Martin to give netball a go and come out to Kalkee Football Netball Club.
That was back in 2018, playing her first game for 13 & Under at Kalkee. She enjoys playing defence (GD & WD) but has tried Centre as well.
This year she has also had the opportunity to be a part of the A grade team, with great mentoring and learning from Jaymi and the team alongside her junior team and coaches Mel and Jenna.
She's been a part of 2 junior grand final runners up teams but hoping this can be the year to gain a premiership with the U/17 Kalkee team.
The round 11 winner of the Spirit of Football award Jordan Frieberg of Kalkee U/17 Football team
Jordan has progressed through the juniors at Kalkee Football Netball Club and is now an important contributor in our U/17s team.
After a shoulder injury earlier in the season, Jordan returned to the team attacking the ball and running hard at every contest.
He gives his all every week at training and on the field and is happy to assist with duties around the club.
Congratulations Jordan from the Kalkee football Netball Club, a deserving winner of this award and all the best for your recovery.
The Round 11 winner of the Horsham & District Football Netball League Blue Ribbon Foundation Spirit of Netball award Taylors Lake U/17 Netballer Kayla Kelm.
Kayla is a great leader on and off the court, she leads by example. She has a great passion for the game and for our Taylors Lake family football netball club.
Kayla always gives 110% every week on the court, she reads the play extremely well, that in turn draws all her teammates into the game.
On and off the court Kayla is extremely supportive of her teammates and strives for continuous knowledge of the game of netball.
Taylors Lake Football Netball Club congratulate Kayla as the Round 11 Blue Ribbon Winner.
The Round 12 winner of the Wimmera Football Netball League Blue Ribbon Foundation Spirit of Netball award Southern Mallee Giants U/17 Netballer Abby White.
Young Abby White from the Southern Mallee Giants was the recipient of this rounds Blue Ribbon Spirit of Netball award.
Abby consistently displays excellent sportsmanship on and off the court and is a valued member of her club.
Every week Abby plays both junior and senior netball, dominating the play both ends of the court. Her versatility has earned her a position in the interleague squad for four consecutive years and just recently a position in the Giants A grade in time for finals.
Congratulations Abby, you are a very worthy beneficiary of the award and the Giants are extremely proud of you.
The Round 13 winner of the Spirit of Football award for 2021 Wimmera Football Netball League season Minyip Murtoa U/17 footballer Tyler Pidgeon.
Tyler is a fabulous competitor and a team first man. He has great skills on both sides of his body and is always willing to do any selfless role to improve the team performance.
He has worked hard on his fitness and skills by completing most of the senior training sessions for the last two years. Tyler leads from the front both on and off the field which was evident firsthand as he was rewarded as vice-captain this year.
Tyler is also a very active volunteer who shows great community spirit to help run the football club. Whether it is putting the hand up to be the runner, water boy or boundary umpire in senior grades, it is never an issue for Tyler.
Congratulations on this award Tyler.
The Round 13 winner of the Wimmera Football Netball League Blue Ribbon Foundation Spirit of Netball award Minyip Murtoa U/17 Netballer Amelia Leith.
Amelia is a lovely young junior player who has played her way through our junior sides. She is determined to continue with her learning and skill development, always accepting feedback and advice from her coaches.
She is a fierce, athletic, talented netballer. Playing in defence, Amelia is hard to beat as she is at every ball giving everything, she has each to every contest.
A very versatile player who reads the ball well throughout the court. Amelia always plays with respect and integrity against all opposition teams and her team mates.
Congratulations Amelia on this fine achievement.
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