The Maryborough Football Netball Club (MFNC) crowned its 2019 best and fairest players last Thursday night.
After another hard fought season in the Bendigo Football Netball League (BFNL), MFNC’s footballers and netballers were praised for their on-field and on-court efforts at the club’s presentation night.
Jayden Hooper and Keely Hare took out the club’s most senior best and fairest awards after great respective seasons for the Magpies.
In his second season back with Maryborough after stints at Doncaster and Lake Wendouree, Hooper said he was “honoured” to claim his first best and fairest at his home club, especially given the Pies’ improvement on the results front.
“It’s a massive honour to win one at Maryborough. I grew up there and I’ve followed them since I was young so to win was pretty special,” he said.
“It has been a struggle in the past few years, but I think Ben Lavars our coach has brought in a really good culture and we’ve got a lot of good talent coming through.
Sharp-shooter Hare was named A grade netball best and fairest for the second year in a row after tying the award last season.
Maryborough’s A grade netball had a tough go of it in 2019, winning just three games and Hare said it boils down to a few different things which made competition tough.
“The BFNL was really tough this year, every team was super competitive,” she said.
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