Joel Cowan wins Daylesford's best and fairest

TOP DOG: Daylesford's Joel Cowan was last Friday named the Bulldogs' best and fairest for the 2017 CHFL season.
TOP DOG: Daylesford's Joel Cowan was last Friday named the Bulldogs' best and fairest for the 2017 CHFL season.

Daylesford gun player Joel Cowan has taken out the Bulldogs’ top honour by being named the club’s best and fairest.

Cowan took out the club accolade ahead of Sam Winnard second and Zac Tisdale third.

The Daylesford Football Netball Club held its 2017 best and fairest function last Friday at the Victoria Park Pavilion in Daylesford.

The best and fairest event was attended by more than 80 people to celebrate the 2017 Central Highlands Football League and Central Highlands Netball League seasons.

The 2017 Central Highlands Football League reserves best and fairest winner, Scott Winduss, took out Daylesford reserves top honour.

Winduss finished ahead of Xavier Kerighan, with former DFNC senior football coach Joel Adams coming third.

In the C Grade DFNC best and fairest netball, Emily Heywood and Lisa Arthur were the joint winners, with Maddy Johns the runner-up.

The 17-under best and fairest count was also a tied affair, with Elise Johns and Amy Naylor the joint winners and Bree Keating the runner-up.

The DFNC best club person for 2017 was awarded to joint winners, Ken Matheson and husband and wife team Karen and Dave Walker.

The club also introduced a new award, the Bernie Jurcan Volunteer Award, in honour of former player, past president and stalwart of the club, Bernie Jurcan. The award recognises an individual or individuals who have contributed to the club over time through a set criteria as laid out by Jurcan's wife, Ruth Lawrance, and the club. The inaugural winners were life-long volunteers and members of the club, Julie and Stephen Walsh.

The night also saw the club award life memberships to Cindy Cooper, Ken Matheson, Alistair Grant and Matt O'Brien.

Scott Winduss

Scott Winduss