The Gingin A-Reserves played in the Mortlock Grand Final against Toodyay on Sunday 15th September 2013. The Toodyay Lions were hoping to produce an upset but it wasn’t to be, the Gingin Eagles soared high and fast.
As is typical of their team, a combination of enthusiastic, fast, skilled young guns and a steady core group of stronger, more mature, experienced guys, they played their own brand of football which the Lions could not match from the first bounce-down.
Brendon Fewster won Best On Ground and was dominant in the forward line playing like a 25 year old, a true luxury having someone of his experience and skills in the team, along with Jarrad Sewell who did what he does best, kicking goals at every opportunity.
Andrew Fewster also polled well in the votes, tall “Sticksy” was dominant around the ground, both in the air and at ground level, a good effort considering he was carrying a hammy injury.
Stuart Burnett was ever reliable across half-back and repelled the ball at every opportunity. Jack Watson, who was selected in the Country All Stars Under 19’s team, has been brilliant in every game he’s played this year.
It’s very exciting for our Club seeing all the promising young players we have coming up through the Reserves side. Andrew Yukich was consistently good throughout the whole game and all the players in the team backed each other up and gave a great “team” performance. Congratulations to Aaron Crofts, the coach, who wears his heart on his sleeve and is passionate about his football and the Club. It is his attitude and passion that has forged such a strong “team” ethic, along with some great guys joining us from Bullsbrook and the Broncos Football Clubs. It’s great to see the mateship amongst the players, new and old, as this is what makes a team a winner on Grand Final day.
Lastly congratulations to Murray “Old Man Kinga” King who won the WACFL One Life League Volunteer of the Year Award, for service to his Club and the Mortlock Football League.