The Narooma Emeralds girl rugby team held its presentation day on Saturday at Club Dalmeny. Parents, grandparents, friends and supporters gathered to help the team celebrate a fine inaugural season.
The Emeralds played in the Brumbies Super 7s series and won trophies for taking out the Jindabyne and Goulburn legs of the series as well as the minor premiership. They made the final but missed out on the grand final on for-and-against in a drawn match with the eventual winners.
In a brief speech, coach Paddy Penton said he wished there were more awards to hand out as every player was integral to the successful season. However, all of the players did receive a medal to mark their success. Thanks to Patricia Rose and Shay Carr, they also received a commemorative DVD and CD with videos and images of their games this season.
In the lead up to the major awards, a Brumbies special match ball was awarded to Molly Minett in recognition of her improvement over the course of the season. An Australia World Cup football went to Caity Quester for her important contribution to the team.
The major trophies were presented by Ann Miller and Bec Smart. The Narooma Picture Framing Best and Fairest player was Molly Carr. The Ben Bate Players’ Player trophy went to Makayla Morris.
There were many thanks made on the day for the support from family, friends, supporters and sponsors. The club plans to enter a team in the South Coast 7s in Tathra in February to kick off the 2017 season.