YOOGALI Soccer Club midfielder Derek McKechnie has been crowned the best player in the GDFA after taking out the competition’s top award on Saturday night.
Scottish import McKechnie was the runaway winner in the first-grade best and fairest count with 20 points, five clear of Yoogali FC’s Aden Johnson and Leeton’s Luke Mandaglio, who tied for second place.
Brought to YSC at the start of the year alongside countryman Dane Ballard, McKechnie has been a vital cog in midfield all season long and confirmed his status as one of the most talented players in Griffith with the award.
Ballard was officially presented with the first-grade golden boot for his 33-goal haul in the league, with Hanwood FC’s Brandon Barski (25) and Jason Bertacco (11) the next best.
GDFA AWARD WINNERS
Best and fairest: 1st – Derek McKechnie (20 points), equal 2nd – Luke Mandaglio (15), Aden Johnson (15)
Golden boot: 1st – Dane Ballard (33 goals), 2nd – Brandon Barski (25), 3rd – Jason Bertacco (11)
Best and fairest: 1st – Alexander Forster (17 points), 2nd – Shane Pearson (11), 3rd – Luke Papandrea (10)
Golden boot: 1st – Scott Keith (12 goals), equal 2nd – Serhat Ozdemir (11), Daniele Sotgia (11)
Best and fairest: 1st – Danny Careri (12 points), 2nd – Ross Panebianco (8), 3rd – Joseph Sergi (7)
Golden boot: 1st – Paul D’Arcy (11 goals), 2nd - Roger Gamba (8), 3rd – Sharif Moursi (7)
Best and fairest: 1st – Renae Foggiato (19 points), 2nd – Sally Dennis (15), 3rd – Emma Butcher (12)
Golden boot: 1st - Renae Foggiato (24 goals), 2nd – Isabella Barbaro (21), 3rd – Alejandra Clebsch (19)
Best and fairest: 1st – Jayden Torino (13 points), 2nd – Luke Tsantefskis (12), 3rd – Daniel Lico (8)
Golden boot: 1st – Daniel Agresta (17 goals), 2nd – Patrick Zirilli (9), 3rd – Zac Robertson (8)
First-grade: Hanwood FC
Reserve grade: Yoogali SC
Over 35s: Yoogali SC
All-Age Women: Yoogali SC
Under 18s: West Griffith
1st: Hanwood FC (85 points)
2nd: Yoogali SC (76)
3rd: Yoogali FC (55)
Referee of the year: Mark Feltracco