Jake Warmington and Lindsay Denton were left smiling as they claimed major honours from Saturday’s Far West Football League and Far West Netball Association senior medal count.
Western United’s Warmington won the 2018 Far West Mail Medal with 38 votes, three ahead of 2015 medal winner Dom Denton from Thevenard.
The victory was the first for a Tigers player since Drew Hardy in 2011 and continued a long tradition of Warmington medalists, with Jake Warmington following in the footsteps of his uncle Paul Warmington in 1986 and cousins Todd – who finished third on 27 votes – and Myles Warmington in 2006 and 2009.
Warmington was also named the best under 21 player this season.
Tim Murragilli won the Blackham Medal as the best and fairest in the B grade competition.
The Koonibba captain polled 39 votes, finishing ahead of Peter Jericho of the Blues with 29 and Western United’s Tory Ware with 24.
Denton got the better of Thevenard teammate Courtney Meier in the A grade netball best and fairest count as she polled 39 votes to Meier’s 35 to cap a fine season.
Meesha Dunn was named the best under 21 player as she polled 15 votes.
Western United’s Bron Workman took out the B grade award with 35 votes, ahead of Tracy Bennett – last year’s award winner – from Ceduna with 27.
The C grade award went to Cindy Ettridge from Western United after she polled 37 votes, just finishing clear of Thevenard’s Ai-Li Kargas on 34.
Susie Jones of Western United was crowned the D grade winner on 31 votes, ahead of Ceduna player Alicia Crisp-Trowbridge on 24 votes.
Each netball club also recognised an under 21 achiever, with Tayla Kropinyeri of Koonibba, Thevenard’s Neve Smart, Zalia Mullan from Western United and Ceduna player Emma-Leah Page saluted for their efforts around their club.
Far West Football League president Ron Redford and long-time servant of Far West netball Debbie Meier were rewarded for their contributions over a number of years with life membership.