Maryborough Football Netball Club has crowned its senior best and fairest players for season 2018.
After an impressive year in defence, co-captain Luke Bucknall took out the Geoff Macilwain medal ahead of runner-up Brady Neill.
“I was surprised to win, there were quite a few that could’ve taken it out, it was quite an even year,” Bucknall said.
“It was a very enjoyable year. It was good to be able to try and help improve our younger kids that are
coming through, we’re lucky to have a really good bunch of them. It was just good to try and pass on a bit of knowledge.”
Bucknall is one of 10 key players that have already signed on to play for the Pies in 2019 after he returned to the club from Lake Wendouree for the 2018 season.
It was a close race for the A grade netball best and fairest, with league- legend Alicia Cassidy taking out her seventh MFNC best and fairest award in a tie with A grade rookie Keely Hare. Jordan Macilwain was runner-up.
“I was surprised it actually came right down to the last round. Keely was in front, but I was lucky to grab a few votes in the last game,” Cassidy said.
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