Magin marks club champion award at Kyneton Tigers
By Nathan Dole
BRILLIANT onballer/midfielder Rhys Magin has marked another superb season at Kyneton Football Netball Club by winning the Tigers’ senior footy best and fairest award.
Magin again played a key role for the Luke Beattie-coached Tigers who overcame the exodus of many players from the previous year to achieve a win-loss tally of 5-13 and eighth place.
Runner-up for the Tigers’ club champion award was Josh Govan.
Most valuable player award went to Hamish Govan.
The reserves best and fairest was earned by Travis Hill.
Runner-up was Hayden Ingleton.
Coaches award was presented to Nick Tunzi.
In the under-18s football, Caleb Fisher netted the best and fairest award.
Runner-up was Angus Strawhorn.
The coaches award was presented to Josh Smith.
The Trent Clapham Memorial Award was presented to Brandon Sliwcznski.
Kyneton also competed in the Champions IGA-backed AFL Central Victoria women’s league.
The Tigers were fifth on a 3-12 record.
Best and fairest was Teagan Ainslie.
Runner-up was Shannon White.
On the netball court, Kyneton was seventh in A-grade.
The Tigers achieved four wins and a draw in their 16 matches.
Best and fairest was Michelle Fletcher.
Runner-up honours went to Emma Webb.
Most valuable player was Kristy Viete.
In A-reserve, Ashleigh Feehan was team champion.
Joint runners-up were Jessica Mangan and Jessica Seddon.
The coaches award was presented to Michelle Carling.
Best and fairest for B-grade was Rebecca Ingleton.
Runner-up was Lily Nolte.
Joint recipients of the coaches award were Maggie Copeland and April Sims.
The best and fairest for B-reserve was Alisha Turner.
Runner-up for the team champion award was Annie Dodgshun.
Coaches award went to Maddie Gallagher.
A highlight of the Tigers’ presentation night was life membership being awarded to Stephanie Penning.
Clubperson of the Year was Ingrid Ingleton.
The Tigers have appointed club great Nathan Thompson as coach of the senior team for the 2020 season.
Thompson was in charge of the Tigers’ under-18s this year and will continue in that role next season.
A key forward, Thompson was drafted from the Bendigo Pioneers by Hawthorn.
He first played for the Hawks in 1998 and went on to kick 192 goals in 119 matches for the brown and gold.
Thompson crossed to North Melbourne in 2005 and kicked 135 goals in a 60-game stint across four seasons with the Kangaroos.
He was leading goalkicker at Hawthorn in 2003 and ’04, and for the Kangaroos in 2005 and ’06.
His big-game experience was a huge plus in his return to Kyneton in 2016, and he also played six games for the Tigers in the 2019 campaign.