Tigers captain earns Kyneton’s team champion award
by Nathan Dole
KYNETON captain Josh Govan capped a superb season in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League by winning the Tigers seniors best and fairest award.
The tough on-baller played a crucial role in the club’s run to a third-place finish and the double chance for the finals action.
Govan’s play earned selection in the Bendigo Advertiser Team of the Year on the interchange bench.
Runner-up for the Tigers’ major award was ruck-rover Rhys Magin, a three-time winner of the club’s best and fairest.
The Tigers’ most valuable player award was presented to key defender Harrison Huntley.
Magin and Huntley were selected as ruck-rover and full-back in the Bendigo Advertiser Team of the Year.
On the goalkicking front, Ethan Foreman led the Tigers attack on 58 goals.
The Luke Beattie-coached senior line-up achieved a win-loss record of 12-5 after it kicked off the season with a draw against South Bendigo at Tigerland.
Kyneton’s finals campaign was not so great as Eaglehawk and Sandhurst scored big wins.
On the netball court, Kyneton scored a 47-46 victory against Kangaroo Flat to be premiers in the A-reserve competition.
Michelle Fletcher was best and fairest for the premiership-winning team as Jessica Mangan and Hayley Page were joint runners-up.
It was double celebration for the Mangans as Brooke Mangan was named most valuable player.
Kyneton FNC award winners for the 2018 season:
Best and fairest: Josh Govan.
Runner-up: Rhys Magin.
Most valuable player: Harrison Huntley.
Best and fairest: Tim Kirk.
Runner-up: Darcy Kelly.
Coaches award: Jacob Plowman.
Best and fairest: Jonah Harris.
Runner-up: Angus Livingstone.
Coaches award: Ethan Turner.
Best and fairest: Michelle Fletcher.
Runners-up: Jessica Mangan, Hayley Page.
Most valuable player: Brooke Mangan.
Best and fairest: Rebecca Ingleton.
Runner-up: Maggie Copeland.
Coaches award: Lilly Nolte.
Best and fairest: Jessica Seddon.
Runner-up: Alisha Turner.
Coaches award: Sharryn Smith.