Defenders scooped the pool at the Saints’ presentation night, as netball A-Grade captain Tylah Marchbank claimed her third Best and Fairest award after another stunning season.
Marchbank was presented with her award at the Saints’ Saturday night awards presentation ball in front of 150 people.
The talented defender won the Robyn Smith Medal from goal shooter Grace Thomas, also a past winner.
Benalla Saints’ highest football honour, the John Martiniello Medal, was awarded to young defender Brody Webster after a standout season.
Webster, who played his junior football at the Saints and was a member of the 2014 Under-18s premiership team, won his first club Best and Fairest Award from fellow defender Tom Bennett.
It was a night for defenders with Kylie Relf winning the inaugural Benalla Saints Women’s football team Best and Fairest Award from onballer Hayley Martiniello.
Netball coordinator Charlie Rigg was awarded the Clubperson of the Year, while Georgia Pryor was awarded the Alby Hales Memorial Medal for the Young Clubperson of the Year.
The club inducted two new Life Members, former reserves coach and trainer, Greame Brennan, and umpire Geoff Dudley.
Benalla Saints Sports Club 2017 Season Awards
Best and Fairest (John Martiniello Medal): Brody Webster
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Tom Bennett
Most consistent: Brody Webster
Best team player:
Most improved: Chris Welsh
Best first-year player: Aaron Blackburn
Coaches award: Lachlan Thompson
Leading goal kicker: Jarrod Bannister.
Best and Fairest: Shaun Silver
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Dene Rodger
Most consistent: Oli Chivers
Best team player: Ben Wylie
Most improved: Kuyan Cooke
Best defender: Hayden Floate
Coaches award: Dale Nichols
Leading goal kicker: Chris Anderson
Best and Fairest: Jamie Dunne
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Baily MacDonald
Most courageous: Jamie Dunne
Rising star: Corry Westbury
Most improved: Baily MacDonald
Best team player: Campbell McCoy
Best defender: Riley Johnson
Leading goal kicker: Jack Kioses
Best and Fairest: Kylie Relf
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Hayley Martiniello
Most consistent: Jayde Burden
Best first year player: Chelsea Walsh
Rising star: Natalie Pritchard
Most improved: Gorgia Spinks
Best team player: Fiona Powles
Leading goal kicker: Kelsie Piscioneri
Best and Fairest (Robyn Smith Medal): Tylah Marchbank
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Grace Thomas
Most consistent: Grace Amarant
Coaches award: Martine Rodger
B-grade Best and Fairest: Chloe Hill
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Kelsey Pallpratt
Most consistent: Emily Martyn
B-Reserve Best and Fairest: Milly Treacy
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Georgia Thomson
Coaches award: Thiloka Vidyarathna
Most improved: Ranni Salan
Under-17s Best and Fairest: Kelsey Rigg
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Alexandra Robinson
Coaches award: Bridget Seiter
Most improved: Shae Skelton
Life members: Graeme ‘‘Butch’’ Brennan and Geoff Dudley
Club person of the year: Charlie Rigg
Alby Hales Memorial Medal: Georgia Pryor