First year Meres win season awards
TWO first year players were crowned best and fairest winners at the Heathmere Football Netball Club, after a successful season in the South West District Football Netball League.
Midfielder Hayden Telfer, who crossed over from Portland, and goalie Kayla Pickert, who last played at Westerns in 2015, took out the senior football and A grade netball awards respectively.
Off-season recruit Stephen Lovett and defender Aleesha Holmes finished as runners-up respectively.
Telfer, who played his junior football at the club, was a key cog through the midfield during the Meres’ grand final run.
For Telfer, winning the best and fairest was a good end to a year that got off on the wrong foot.
“It wasn’t too good to start off with as I was suspended for two games earlier in the season, but once I had my couple of weeks off I started playing alright,” Telfer said.