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Newlyn Football Netball Club

Best & Fairests

The club has been blessed with many very good players pulling on our jumper.  The player voted as our best and fairest each season is now awarded the Dimond Family Trophy in the Senior grade.  This award honours 2 members of the Dimond family who made valuable contributions to the club over many years and unfortunately passed away much too soon.  Ron Dimond was a player during the 1940's, 1950's and early 1960's being a part of premierships in that time along with winning the best and fairest award in 1954.  After retiring he took on the role of Club President from 1965 - 1971.  With much hard work put in he oversaw the gradual return of the club to the top culminating in back-to-back premierships in 1969 and 1970.  His youngest son, Dennis, came through the junior ranks of the club to eventually become a vital player with the Senior team through the 1980's.  The ability he showed was rewarded early on by winning the Senior best and fairest award in 1980.  Tragically he was killed in a work accident in 1990.  The valued contributions made by Ron and Dennis are remembered by awarding the trophy in their honour each year.

The best and fairest award in the Reserves grade is named in honour of former long serving Secretary, Nick Rousch.  The Rumler family have donated the best and Fairest award for the Thirds grade over recent years with current AFL player Michael Jamison among those to have taken out the award.

Several players have taken out multiple Senior best and fairest awards including Mick Willmott (7 times), Stuart Richardson (4 times), Larry Richardson (3 times), Howard Richardson, Frank Priestley, Trevor Plier, Ian Richardson, Leigh Mitchell, Garry McKinnon, Stephen Toose, Ian Miller, Chris Stephens and Shane Edwards (2 times).

Click here to view a list of Best & Fairest winners
 

The club has had several League Best & Fairest winners over the years including father and son duo Frank & Stuart Richardson.

 

LEAGUE BEST & FAIREST WINNERS

Seniors
 
 
1935
Howard Richardson
Clunes Football League
1936
Howard Richardson
Clunes Football League
1946
Frank Richardson
Clunes Football League
1951
Alfred Lewis
Clunes Football League
1962
Ian Burt
Clunes Football League
1969
Lindsay Lee
Clunes Football League
1983
Terry Howard
Central Highlands Football League
1988
Leigh Mitchell
Central Highlands Football League
1991
Stuart Richardson
Central Highlands Football League
2010
Chris Eastwell
Central Highlands Football League
 
 
 
Reserves
 
 
1976
David McKay
Clunes Football League
1989
Russell Leishman
Central Highlands Football League
1999
Kris Madigan
Central Highlands Football League
 
 
 
 
Under 16
 
 
1977
Darren Murray
Clunes Football League






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