Langdon named Dampier Sharks’ fairest and best

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Dampier Sharks' 2018 fairest and best players, Michael Baker (reserves) and Guy Langdon (league).
Camera IconDampier Sharks' 2018 fairest and best players, Michael Baker (reserves) and Guy Langdon (league). Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

Dampier Sharks celebrated the club’s annual awards ceremony in style with a green and gold ball at the Windy Ridge clubroom on Saturday night.

Long-term player Guy Langdon was the clear winner of the league team’s fairest and best award, finishing with a final count of 130 votes.

The vote count was neck-and-neck between Langdon and teammate Lewis Upton until about round 10, the point in the season when Upton was injured, and his votes fell away.

Sharks president Russell Turner said Langdon had played a great season of football and club members would be sad to see him leave for Perth at the start of next year.

“Guy’s had a very outstanding year with his style, he’s a tall fellow and runs well forward and back, and he’s got a very effective marking style which makes him very useful in our team,” he said.

In the league division, other players awarded on the night were Clayton Medcalf (most courageous), Clinton Franklin (coach’s award), Reuben McCawley (most improved), and James O’Brien (player of the future).

In the reserves, with 40 votes Michael Baker was named the team’s fairest and best player of the year, ahead of Josh Desouza and Regus Taylor.

“He just was a consistent bloke who played nearly every game and was a very good fellow in terms of skills on the ground,” Turner said.

Fleshing out the reserves winners’ list were Shannon Dremel (most courageous) and Jonathon Lebon (coach’s award).

The club person of the year award was given to Amy Harman and league player Ryan Hawke was recognised for playing his 100th game with the Sharks this season.

Geoff Cole was also presented with life membership of the club.

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