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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:

Senior football:

Best and fairest: Josh Govan.

Runner-up: Rhys Magin.

Most valuable player: Harrison Huntley.

Reserves football:

Best and fairest: Tim Kirk.

Runner-up: Darcy Kelly.

Coaches award: Jacob Plowman.

Under-18 football:

Best and fairest: Jonah Harris.

Runner-up: Angus Livingstone.

Coaches award: Ethan Turner.

A-reserve netball:

Best and fairest: Michelle Fletcher.

Runners-up: Jessica Mangan, Hayley Page.

Most valuable player: Brooke Mangan.

B-grade netball:

Best and fairest: Rebecca Ingleton.

Runner-up: Maggie Copeland.

Coaches award: Lilly Nolte.

B-reserve netball:

Best and fairest: Jessica Seddon.

Runner-up: Alisha Turner.

Coaches award: Sharryn Smith.

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