Team mates Petelo Vave and Cosi Ienco – both Robinvale-Euston midfielders – battled out the Gordon Casey medal for the Sunraysia Under 18 best and fairest award.

At the season end Vave had polled 16 votes to win by one vote from Brody Stone of Red Cliffs and a further vote away third was Ienco.

In the Virgona medal for the Sunraysia Under 16 competition midfielders again dominated with on field rivals Anthony Mezzatesta of Robinvale and Joshua Taylor of Imperials declared joint winners.

The pair played against each other earlier this year when Robinvale- Euston beat Imperials but Mezzatesta was absent the second time around when Imperials beat the Eagles by about nine points.

The pair are likely to go head to head on Saturday when the pair play in the Under 16 second semi final.

The joint winners scored by one vote from Bleke McDonnell (Wentworth)  and Christian Mazza (Merbein) who tied for third.

The goal kicking award went to South Mildura’s Kevin McDonald, who kicked nine goals in the last game of the season.

“I knew I had to get a bag and I am thankful to my team mates – they gave me a couple of extra goals on the day to help me get there,” he said.

The Youth coach of the year was presented to Nick Dorman of Merbein, who at 19, coached the junior Merbein side.

“I played under 18’s last year and decided to put my hand up to coach – I also set a personal aim to play five senior games and I actually achieved six,” Dorman said.

Leading Under 18 goal kicker was Leslie Orcher of Wentworth.

South Mildura’s Demi Toms won both the Under 17 Division One goal shooting award with 460 goals for the season and the Trish Wilson best and fairest medal with 35 votes.

Runner-up with 31 votes was Bronnee Loy of Irymple.

“I have to thank my two coaches and everyone at South who helped me,” Toms said.

Demi Toms also plays each week in A Grade with her sister Maddie while another sister plays B Grade and occasionally in A Grade.

The Leanne Mentiplay best and fairest medal for Division Two Under 17 netball was taken out by Robinvale centre Isabelle Giofrelle with 30 votes, including eight best on the courts.

Runner-up was Breeanna Scullino of South Mildura with 23 votes.

GORDON CASEY MEDAL (Under 18) season 2017

16 votes – Petelo Vave (Robinvale)

15 – Brodie Stone (Red Cliffs)

14- Cosi Ienco (Robinvale-Euston)

13 – Connor Mensch (Irymple)

12- Lawrence Casale (Irymple)

11- Tanner Deckert (Mildura); Patrick Sherry (Red Cliffs) Zepp Deckert (Mildura)

VIRGONA MEDAL (Under 16)

20 votes- Antonio Mezzatesta (Robinvale Euston) and Joshua Taylor (Imperials) joint winners.

19 – Bleke McDonnell (Wentworth), Christian Mazza (Merbein)

17 – Brady Rowles (Mildura)

16 – Joseph Madio (Robinvale-Euston)

15 – Patrick Keogh (Imperials); Kevin McDonald (South Mildura)

13 – Baily Pengelly (Ouyen); Peter Clarke (Mildura)

11- James Zappia (Robinvale-Euston); Connor Irwin (South Mildura)

10 – Reuben Johnson (Merbein), Tom Floyd (Mildura)

 

TRISH WILSON MEDAL (Under 17 Division One Netball) 2017

35 votes– Demi Toms (South Mildura)

31 – Bronnee Loy (Irymple)

21 – Abigail Rowe (Wentworth)

19 – Chloe Hoyle (Merbein); Kalolaine Moimoi (Imperials)

14 – Maddison Alvino (Mildura)

13 – Imogen Middleton (Imperials); Kendall McLean (South Mildura)

10- Zali McMonnies (Merbein); Jada Phillips (Merbein); Megan O’Connor (Ouyen United)

Leading goal shooters:  Demi Toms (South Mildura) 460; Megan Hammond (Irymple)  402; Zali McMonnies (Merbein) 387

LEANNE MENTIPLAY MEDAL (Division Two Under 17 netball) 2017

30 votes – Isabelle Giofrelle (Robinvale-Euston)

23 – Breeanna Scullino (South Mildura)

21- Claudia Forrest (Irymple); Georgia Leutner (Irymple)

18 – Gemma Young (Merbein)

17 – Sophie Burns (Imperials)

15 – Bronte Brown (Irymple)

13 – Jasmine Matotek (Merbein), Maddison Deale (Ouyen United)

12 – Georgina Devereux (Imperials)’ Ashlee Leonard (Mildura)

10- Breanna Whitford (Wentworth); Gemma Higgins (Mildura); Sienna McKinnon (Mildura)

Leading goal shooters: Sophie Burns (Imperials)  380; Laura Peterson (Merbein) 319; Breanna Whitfield (Wentworth)  295