Saturday, September 16, 2017

Laycock the Eagles' best and fairest

FORMER Essendon and East Devonport ruckman Jason Laycock, 32, is this year's winner of the New Norfolk District Football Club's most prestigious award — the Les Hepper Medal for the best and fairest player.

Laycock, who played 14 of a possible 16 roster games, polled 42 votes in the seniors count, four clear of runner-up Mark Horne on 38. Having played with Cygnet last season, Laycock was lured to the Eagles team after moving to the Derwent Valley and has been one of the best recruits in recent times.

In the Reserves best and fairest count for the Roydon Howard Medal, Shane Bonnitcha took out the award polling 42 votes, 19 votes clear of runner-up Shaun Hughes. Bonnitcha has played in six senior premierships for the Eagles since 2005 and has been a great servant to the club.

In the Colts (Under 18s) Brock Triffett took out the J.H. Dixon Medal with 42 votes, four clear of runner-up Jayden Wilton with 38. After both Triffett and Wilton played in the premiership-winning Under 16s last season, the pair did very well to finish one and two this season.

WADE GLEESON

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