Coutas future looks bright
Queenscliff’s juniors have once again performed strongly at the BFNL end of season vote counts, with two Best and Fairest winners.
Talented netballer Eden Henderson-Craig took out the U/17 Division 1 award, while Owen O’Hearn was named winner the U/14 division football count.
Jordan Monahan and Luke Adam finished second and third respectively in U/16 division 3.
Gladman wins back-to-back B&F
Queenscliff’s Kaitlin Gladman has cemented her reputation as one of the Geelong region’s best net ballers after winning the Bellarine League’s first-ever back-to-back Best and Fairest award.
The A-Grade captain led from start to finish in the BFNL vote count, held on Wednesday 6 September.
Gladman finished with 35 votes, seven ahead of second place-getter Newcomb’s Jessica Duke, who finished on 28. Playing in goal attack, she polled in 15 of 18 home and away games and, together with team mate, Victorian U/19 defender Charli Nicol, was named in the league’s Team of the Year.
At just 21, Gladman has now won the A-Grade award twice and has held the trophy at every junior age group.
The win caps of a stellar season with the senior team finishing third on the ladder and playing in their first finals matches in 30 years.
Lachlan Kidd finished fifth in the league senior football Best and Fairest vote count, and was also named in the BFL Team of the Year.
Rec Reserve redevelopment delivers a sporting edge
Five years after it commenced, the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Queenscliff Recreation Reserve has finally concluded.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence officially unveiled a commemorative plaque at the reserve on Tuesday 5 September.