Bulldogs' best named

October 11, 2017

A-grade best and fairest winner Jacqui James.

Mitch Elliott breaks away from the pack, chasing a loose ball. He was named Tatura's senior best and fairest on Friday.

Tatura Football Netball Club held its presentation night was held on Friday at the Ballantyne Centre with about 160 people in attendance.

It was a great night to finish the year that typified the community and culture of the Club.

Mitch Elliott won his first Senior Best & Fairest after an outstanding season running through the midfield. Runner up was new recruit Andrew Ciavarella.

Jacqui James, another new player to the club, took out the A Grade Best & Fairest. Jacqui was also named in the GVL team of the year. Runner up was the mercurial Emma Ryan.

Joe Minutoli was honoured with the Bulldog of the Year award. The award is a highly respected recognition of those efforts that may often go unnoticed but are vital to the Club. Joe was instrumental in ensuring Tatura fielded an Under 18 team in 2017 after 2016 saw no team entered. Not only did Joe get a team, he got the team into the finals. It was a significant reward for effort.

Paddy Kerrins was also made a life member after more than 30 years service as a player, umpire, administrator and for a number of years, sponsorship manager. A humbled Paddy said it was a pleasure to be involved with such a great Club.

Alex Bertram, who is on the comeback trail from her knee injury, was a popular winner of the Sarah Tee Netball Club Award. Alex has been a long standing member of the club’s netball A grade team and an outstanding citizen.

The Season Finale is on this Sunday, October 15 at the Ballantyne Centre with a chance to win cash prizes and consolation prizes. Tickets available form Phil Stammers on 0408579110.

There’s no rest for the netballers with 2018 trials on November 9, 13 and 15 at the Tatura Netball Courts. Under 15s and Under 17s from 6pm to 7pm. B-Reserve, B Grade and A Grade from 7pm top 8pm. Register at

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