Blues honour their best

October 07, 2016

Tongala Football Netball Club Vice President Paul Cox was awarded best club person this year.

Tongala football netball club vice president Paul Cox said he felt as though theirs was a club that started on the back foot heading into the 2016 football season.

At the end of the 2015 season, the club found out coach David Newman would not be returning in his role.

However swift action ensured the role was filled quickly and people were keen to see former coach Daryl Harrison return to coach.

From there it was onwards and upwards for the club during the season, which despite not having their senior football side in the finals had seven teams from reserves footballers to under 12 netballers make it to finals.

Cox said the club was proud of it’s achievements during the season.

‘‘Our senior footballers may not have made finals but we were very successful across the board,’’ he said.

‘‘We also had a very strong committee working behind the scenes to ensure everything always went to plant.’’

Cox himself was one of those operators, securing the Murray Football League’s administrator of the year accolade.

The high skill levels of players at the club were also recognised with Tongala’s Holly Reid and footballer James Tyler taking out the MFL’s best and fairest awards.

The club was able to come together and reflect at its recent presentation night which saw A grade netballer Alicia White and footballer Jim Cullum take out the best and fairest awards.

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