Knights enjoy night of nights

THE Leongatha Knights Football Club celebrated the end of successful season over the weekend with its senior presentation vote count night on Friday night and junior presentation on Saturday.
There was much to celebrate with the clubs Under 16s bagging a double, winning the minor premiership and the overall league championship, while the Under 19s hung onto their league champion status beating Drouin (minor premiers) in the grand final.
The club’s senior Women were crowned league champions after a dramatic one nil win over Mirboo North; a terrific feat considering many of the women had never played soccer before.
Club president Lee Kirkus thanked Melina Bath (secretary) for the many hours she has given to the club; he also thanked committee members Hamish McQuarrie (treasurer), Darcy O’Conner (junior representative), Gerry Marvin, James Wearne and Tim Barker, and the hardworking canteen crew Sam and James Wearne and Lyn Mills for all their support and help throughout the year.
However the biggest praise was reserved for the winner of the Don Morris Memorial Award.
This award is given to a club person who best expresses the club’s ethos of being a family friendly club where the main priority is to have fun.
The Don Morris Memorial Award was presented to Mick Oliver, committee member, women’s coach, first to arrive and last to leave.
At the junior presentation day at the Horn Street clubrooms, all small sided team members received player participation medals.
The Under 13s coach presented his players each with a certificate of participation before awarding best and fairest, runner-up best and fairest trophies as well as a coach’s award.
The day was concluded with an all-in game with mums and dads, brothers and sisters in the beautiful South Gippsland sun shine.