Celebrating Giant efforts from club’s leading players

BATHURST Giants reflected on a title-winning season for the club at Saturday’s presentation night at the Victoria Hotel.

Luke Macauley was named best and fairest for the competition-winning under 18s side – who went through the year undefeated in their debut season – while Tim French picked up the same award in seniors.

Giants president Nick Packham said that French has been an invaluable addition to the club this season.

“Tim’s been playing with us all year. He lives in Mudgee but with them not running a team this year he’s come on board with us,” he said.

TOP PRIZE: Tim French (pictured) was named the Bathurst Giants' senior best and fairest for the 2016 season while Luke Macauley was the under 18s recipient. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 071616cgiants4

TOP PRIZE: Tim French (pictured) was named the Bathurst Giants' senior best and fairest for the 2016 season while Luke Macauley was the under 18s recipient. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 071616cgiants4

“He’s one of several guys from Mudgee to play with us all year and Frenchy has definitely been one of our best.”

Dave Hitchick won player’s player for seniors while Reilly Mitchell was named the under 18s recipient.

Connor Slattery was the leading goalkicker for the under 18s with 38 goals.

Impressively, Jordan Longmore claimed that prize in seniors despite limited match time.

“He kicked 20 goals and that only came from six matches before he did his hammy,” Packham said.

Coaches awards were taken out by Brad Broes for the senior team and Sam Sloan in under 18s. 

In the highly-valued volunteer of the year award Kathy Broes took the prize for her tireless efforts since the club’s inception.

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