MCDFNL set to name its very best

2016 Berry Powell Medalist, Josh Fowkes, in action this season against Maryborough Rovers

The MCDFNL’s night of nights comes around again this Monday with the crowning of the 2017 Berry Powell Medalist.

Held once more at the Maryborough Highland Society, proceedings will kick off at 6.30 pm. This year’s count features a full grand final conference where the participating football and netball club coaches will be in attendance to help preview the big game and try to pick a premier.

In previous years the grand final preview had been held during the days leading up to the game, however AFL Goldfields media and events manager Chris Yeend says shifting it to the night of the count makes sense.

“In previous years we’ve sort of struggled to manage to get everyone together at a specified time with work commitments and the like,” Yeend said.

“So having it on a night where everyone is going to be there anyway just makes perfect sense,” he said.

Last year the Navarre Football Netball Club claimed both the league’s top gongs with ruckman Josh Fowkes taking out the Berry Powell Medal, while goal attack Jess Parry took home her second consecutive Nalder-Tracey Trophy, awarded to the best and fairest A grade netballer.

For more on this story see Page 39 of The Advertiser, Friday, September 8.

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