The 2010 Country Football Championships are in focus for this week’s edition of ‘Throw-back Thursday’. Upper Great Southern’s decade of dominance was drawing to an end but they were still classy enough to account for Peel in the A section decider by only 5 pts in what was Peel’s first season in the championships.
The Landmark Medal as the Grand Final Fairest and Best went to a Troy Ditchburn from Upper Great Southern whilst South West big man Jeff Smith collected the Jock Coleman medal as the A section Best and Fairest for the carnival.
Great Northern avenged their demoting from A section with a comprehensive ten goal win over Mortlock in the B Section decider. Sheldon Nelly was outstanding to claim the Landmark Medal in the decider. The Bud Byfield Medal for carnival the B Section fairest and best went to Ongerup’s Bryce Sinclair whilst Great Northern’s star Dale Wallam was recognised as the Rising Star for the championships, an award presented to the best young talent.
The C Section decider was a one-sided affair with Central Midlands Coastal proving to string for North Midlands. CMC duo James Kelly and Kye Blakeney having outstanding carnivals winning the Landmark Medal and Jock Beattie Trophy respectively.
In the CBH Group Colts divisions both the South West and Peel both tasted success winning the A section and B section tiles respectively.
In the Colts A Section the Green and Gold of the South West got the job done against regional Districts in the Grand Final with a seven-goal victory whilst Peel accounted for Avon in the B section decider.
South West’s Shaun Crane capped of a remarkable carnival claiming both the CBH Group Award as the Grand Final Fairest and Best and also the Ken Baxter Medal as the championships fairest and best.
Damain Waight from the Wheatbelt Falcons claimed the Clem Bray Medal for the B Section Fairest and Best whilst best afield in the Grand Final went to Greg nelson from Peel.