Big win for Maranoa Magic girls
LEAGUE: MARANOA girls Sharmaine Tucker and Abbie and Amanda West have been rewarded for their incredible year with the Maranoa Magic.
The girls from the Magic were finally able to let their hair down at their awards ceremony on Saturday.
Women from Mitchell, St George and Chinchilla travelled all the way to the Roma Cup races for the award presentation, which also allowed them to celebrate the conclusion of their inaugural year.
While Tucker and West scored the Most Improved Back and Best Back awards, Jasmine Clevin and Madison Spackman were awarded the Magic's best players of 2015, with Clevin expressing great surprise at her achievement.
"This is the first trophy I have got for footy; you never expect it," she said.
It is hoped by Clevin the all-girl league - in its infancy in the south-west - would attract more players and be better organised next year.
"We have got the younger girls that can step up from that 16 and 17 age group and play womens footy next year," she said.
Girls co-ordinator Wendy Clarke said the award ceremony might have been in the middle of the Cup event, but it gave the girls a reason to come to Roma.
"Because we had so many women from across the region, we decided to hold the presentation on a day that everyone could come along to," she said.
"As a bonus, the girls have the opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy the races after all the efforts they've put into the games this year.
- Women's player of the year - Jasmin Clevin (St George)
- Best and Fairest - Aime Justice
- Best Forward - Weri Nelimen
- Best Back - Abbie West
- Most Improved Forward - Sam Bell
- Most Improved Back - Sharmaine Tucker
- Coach's Choice - Crystal Patch