THE Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup girls presentation was a sensational conclusion to the inaugural TAC Cup girls competition. The Murray Bushrangers went through the five-game competition undefeated, finishing second only by percentage.
AFL Goulburn Murray football development manager, Trevor Mellington was Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Trevor has worked with the Murray Bushrangers girls team since inception and its fruition is largely through his efforts. Coach, Sam Ahmet spoke glowingly about the passion and willingness of the whole TAC Cup girls squad to work hard and that the 2017 season and presentation night was the culmination of many years of hard work by the likes of Trevor, Jorja Daniel, Tim Madden, Russell Eden, Brianna Cossar, and Brian Hill amongst others.
Commencement of the awards began with the exiting players from the Murray Bushrangers 2017 squad receiving their jumper and a team photo as a gift, and included Chloe Brain (captain), Abbey Favaro, Paige Nash, Molly Kennedy, Tahlia Smith, Chelsea Knight, and Gabby Goldsworthy.
The announcement of the Murray Bushrangers Youth Girls Inaugural Most Valuable Player was greeted with huge anticipation. All members of the coaching staff voted a 5 to 1 system based on key criteria such as leadership, character, coachability, game impact and football talent. In a close vote count, the winner was Mooroopna product, Millie Brown, who played nearly every position on the field and continued to develop her game throughout the system and will continue with the program into 2018.