Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong netballer Brooke Walsh has captured her second Riverina League A grade best and fairest award.
Walsh backed up her 2016 victory with a one-vote win over Griffith’s Bridgette Keely in the vote count at Narrandera Ex-Servicemen’s Club on Tuesday night.
Walsh, 25, led for the majority of the count before holding off a fast-finishing Keely to win by one.
Walsh enjoyed a brilliant season at goal keeper as the Lions enjoyed a much-improved year.
Narrandera’s Georgia Fuller finished third on 17 votes, as Griffith’s Jessica Conlan (16 votes), Wagga Tigers’ Jess Allen (15 votes) and Coolamon teenager Lilly Buchanan (15 votes) rounded out the top six.
Leeton-Whitton young gun Grace Korovata was named Riverina League’s netball Rising Star.
Turvey Park’s Sarah Crakanthorp won the A Reserve best and fairest in the closest count of the night. Only two votes separated the top six vote-getters.
Turvey Park’s Paige Dacey (19 votes) won the B grade best and fairest by four votes, while Leeton-Whitton’s Renee Morris (19 votes) took out the C grade award by two.
Turvey Park’s Claire Wallace took out the Kathryn 'Foxy’ Bechaz Medal for under 17 netball best and fairest.
RIVERINA LEAGUE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Goal shooter: Hannah Finemore (Turvey Park)
Goal attack: Lana Duffy (Wagga Tigers)
Wing attack: Georgia Fuller (Narrandera)
Centre: Jess Conlan (Griffith)
Wing defence: Jess Allen (Wagga Tigers)
Goal defence: Bridgette Keely (Griffith)
Goal keeper: Bridgetta Hart (Collingullie-GP)
Interchange bench: Ella Finemore (Turvey Park), Grace Korovata (Leeton-Whitton), Kelly Stockdale (Narrandera), Flynn Hogg (Collingullie-GP), Olivia Tilyard (Wagga Tigers)
Coach: Julie Cornell (Wagga Tigers)