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2023 Senior Netball Best and Fairest Results

After a year off for the birth of her daughter Rache Crowther returned to the A grade team to win her fifth A grade Rachael Howden medal. Rache’s athleticism through the mid court is a driving force and this year her growth and maturity as a player to dominate in different positions depending on the needs of the team were exceptional. Rache was also awarded best in finals.

Sarah ‘Weasel’ Weidemann fierce competitiveness and never say die attitude made it back to back Runners Up. The captain of the team Weasel is a leader on and off the court who is rarely beaten by an opponent, but is always looking to improve her game.

Newcomer to the swans Tayla Smith got the Coaches Trophy. Tayla showcased her superior goaling ability in the Swans semi final win that she’s a force to be reckoned with.

Rach Howden made it three from three B gde Mary Morrison medals with another super consistent season for the 500+ gamer. Rach has an engine that runs harder than most. Each week her experience, leadership and determination is relied on by the whole team and walking onto the court with her you know you will get 100% every time. Her accolades speak for themselves and it's not just what she brings on the court but off it too that makes her one of a kind.

Co-coach and another experienced campaigner Dani Henderson took home the Runners Up award. This season Dani allowed herself to fully commit to her on court game which showed her demonstrate a new level of focus and enjoyment. A power house in the attack end she reads play sensationally and provides goalers with the perfect feed. Dani leads by example and sets a high standard both on and off the court.

Goaling duo Lily Kennedy and Billie Merrit were both awarded the coaches trophies. Lily took her game to a whole new level this year taking on a leadership role within the goal circle whilst also showing off her versatility switching into defence when required. Her pressure, talk and movement were at the forefront of her game each week. Billie was the teams most improved player this season. Her willingness to take on anything thrown at her along with constantly wanting to better herself as a player was a coach's dream.

Quiet achiever Sarah Newman was a rock in defence all season and took it to another level come finals and was a very worthy recipient of the Best in Finals award. Her read on the play and long arm span made life difficult for many opposition attackers.

PDFNL Runners Up, Kate Towe topped off her season with the Faye Cook C Grade Best and Fairest and Best in Finals. A tough competitor who is renowned for her air time and ability to continually force turnovers and take intercepts. A key part of the defensive line up and a huge asset to any team.

Newcomer Jess Legge Jess slotted into the team with ease receiving the Runners Up. A fabulous goaler, who can shoot from anywhere and was a very consistent player in GA.

Carly Bell with her positive and encouraging attitude who always gives 100% received the Coaches award.


The Kerry Reghenzani C Reserve Best and Fairest went to PDFNL Runners Up, Leah McGrath. Leah’s defensive pressure creates a lot of turnovers and has learnt a lot throughout the season. Long bomb goaler Madalene Griffiths received the Runners Up. Maddy’s ability to create full court defensive pressure has proved tough for her opponents.

Jemma Grandell worked hard all year on her game to receive the Most Improved and Sophie Jones’ defensive pressure and intercepts saw her awarded Best in Finals.


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