PLAYERS, coaches, volunteers and clubs have been honoured in the Goulburn Valley League’s virtual award ceremony, marking the end of a challenging season for community sports.
Chairman, David Roff said it was important the league acknowledged the performances of all netballers and footballers during a challenging season.
“We wanted to recognise the tremendous effort players and officials went to to play the 11 rounds of this season in incredibly trying circumstances. On behalf of the GVL board, I’d like to congratulate all the winners on their achievements.”
There were lots of winners named from football and netball teams across the district, including Shepparton United’s Hannah Onley, who took home the Carol Ryan Rising Star award, and Charlotte Keady, who triumphed and scored the Gaye Eaton Medal.
Senior coaches, Seymour’s Ben Davey and Shepparton United’s Tania Orchard, were acknowledged for their contributions to the league. While Euroa’s Andrew Hill and Shepparton Swan’s Courtney Simpson were recognised for their work as junior coaches.
The winner of the prestigious Morrison Medal this year was Seymour’s Jack O’Sullivan, who received 22 votes.
When asked whether he realised he was playing his best football this season, Jack acknowledged his team.
“I think as a group we played a good season. I think I might have been the beneficiary of winning games and picking up a few votes that other boys could have been more deserving of. I think I got lucky there.”
Congratulations to all award winners and to all who participated in the sporting season this year.