Karratha water polo recognises its top players

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Men’s A-grade fairest and best winner Rhys Wilkinson, centre, with KWPA registrar Laura Hill and vice-president Aaron Day.
Camera IconMen’s A-grade fairest and best winner Rhys Wilkinson, centre, with KWPA registrar Laura Hill and vice-president Aaron Day. Credit: KWPA

Karratha Water Polo Association acknowledged its best players after a busy 2017-18 season at an awards night this month.

In the women’s division, Barracudas’ Ashleen McGovern was recognised for a stellar season, taking home the best and fairest and most improved awards.

Women’s fairest and best winner, Ashleen McGovern.
Camera IconWomen’s fairest and best winner, Ashleen McGovern. Credit: KWPA

Kylie Vial received an honourable mention for best and fairest, while Sharks’ Belinda Brooks was the women’s highest goal scorer for the season and Kate Kalajzich won the most valued player of the grand final award.

Cooper Regan from Barracudas dominated the men’s B-grade honours, collecting best and fairest and highest goal scorer, as well as MVP in the grand final.

Men’s B-grade fairest and best and highest goal scorer, Cooper Regan
Camera IconMen’s B-grade fairest and best and highest goal scorer, Cooper Regan Credit: KWPA

In the men’s A-grade, awards went to Rhys Wilkinson (best and fairest), Justin Angove (highest goal scorer), Richard Clarke (grand final MVP) and David Kroonstuiver (most improved).

Overall clubperson of the year was Krakens’ David Rigby, while Laura Hill and Susan Giles scored honourable mentions.

Club person of the year winner David Rigby with KWPA vice president Aaron Day.
Camera IconClub person of the year winner David Rigby with KWPA vice president Aaron Day. Credit: KWPA

The 2017-18 premiership teams — the women’s and men’s B-grade Barracudas sides and men’s A-grade Pirates — received silverware on the night.

While the awards event wraps up the main water polo season, the juniors competition is continuing until the end of Term 1 and the association will also be holding a fast fours competition — a modified version of water polo involving four players per team and smaller fields — over the next few weeks.

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