Wagga Hockey will hold their annual senior presentation night at the Commercial Club on Saturday night.
The association’s major awards, the David Mumford and Ann Paul Memorial Trophies, will be awarded to their respective division one best and fairest players.
The Olive McWhinney Memorial Trophy will also be handed out for the member of the year, while the club championships and minor premiers include the Pam Jessup Shield.
The David Mumford Memorial Trophy will go to the division one men’s best and fairest and is named after a former Harlequins player that was tragically killed in a car crash, along with two others, when returning from a representative cricket match.
It was first awarded in 1980.
Craig Knowles is the reigning champion, while leading goal scorer Ben Baker, six-time winner Paul Oakman and former Royals player Adam Boyd are all good chances for Lake Albert.
Harlequins, the minor premiers, will no doubt want the award back for the Greens. The Watson brothers, Bradley, Brendan and Craig, as well as youngster Riley Makeham are expected to poll well.
CSU may have had a difficult season on the field but Adrian O’Rourke, Bevan Swaffied and Cameron Tokley are not without a chance.
Goalkeeper Logan Wilford and defender Connor Higgins are the best chances for Royals.
Meanwhile, the Ann Paul Memorial Shield will go to the best and fairest in the women’s division one competition.
It is expected be tight with about a dozen players in the running.
The last two seasons has seen five winners share the honour.
Royals’ former winners Maree Beresford and Clara Dobbie are strong chances of taking out the award again for the minor premiers.
LAC United trio Jess Tinning, Jesse Thompson and Caitlin O’Loughlin will also be tough to beat.
CSU’s leading contenders will be midfielders Chayse Holland and Millie Worldon.
Rosellas’ best hopes lie upon goalkeeper Jo Dare and veteran Kerrie Coggan.
The member of the year, the Olive McWhinney Memorial Trophy, is the major award given in recognition of a person who has dedicated their time and effort to the association.
It is decided by the committee and is a tough job given there are a number of worthy candidates.