Cowra second-rower Mitch Browne has taken out this season’s Cowra Magpies’ top gong, receiving the Jack Keily Shield for first grade’s best and fairest.
Browne has been one of the Magpies’ most consistent performers throughout the past two seasons and this award gives an indication of just how influential he’s been.
He received the prize at Friday night’s Cowra Magpies awards presentation at the Cowra Services Club.
Fellow second-rower Toby Nobes picked up first grade’s most promising player award while winger Caley Mok took home the coaches award and Blake Tidswell received the most votes from his teammates to receive players’ player.
In the lower grades Casey Smith won best and fairest for league tag, Kurt Johnstone capped off a strong season with the top prize in the 18s and Dave Brooke was recognised as reserve grade’s best.
Melissa Knight was voted players’ player in league tag, Toby Apps won the vote in 18s and Codey Brooks picked up players’ player in reserve grade.
Brendan Tidswell’s league tag coaches award went to Courtney Gambrill, while in the 18s Anthony Day was the recipient and in reserve grade Travis Bryant won the coaches award.
Shailee Dolbel was awarded most promising in league tag while in under 18s it went to Jesse Murray.
The Lunn Bros Trophy awarded to an under 18s player who shows incentive all season went to Jahkai Nelligan and in reserve grade the equivalent David Cork Trophy went to Robbie Pollard.
Coaches award: Courtney Gambrill
Most improved: Danielle Spence
Most promising: Shailee Dolbel
Players’ player: Melissa Knights
Best and fairest: Casey Smith
Coaches award: Anthony Day
Incentive award (Lunn Bros Trophy): Jahkai Nelligan
Most promising: Jesse Murray
Players’ player: Toby Apps
Best and fairest: Kurt Johnstone
Coaches award: Travis Bryant
Incentive award (David Cork Trophy): Robbie Pollard
Players’ player: Codey Brooks
Best and fairest: David Brooks
Coaches award: Caley Mok
Most promising: Toby Nobes
Players’ player: Blake Tidswell
Best and fairest: Mitch Browne