Border Districts' Mark Quinn takes home Virgo Mail Medal in tight finish

WINNERS: Border Districts' Mark Quinn (right), who finished on 18 votes, had a match ratio of 1.50, which allowed for him to claim the Virgo Mail Medal in front of Keith's Will McMurray who received 19 votes and had a match ratio of 1.46.
WINNERS: Border Districts' Mark Quinn (right), who finished on 18 votes, had a match ratio of 1.50, which allowed for him to claim the Virgo Mail Medal in front of Keith's Will McMurray who received 19 votes and had a match ratio of 1.46.

The Kowree-Naracoorte-Tatiara's night of nights took place at the Naracoorte Town Hall yesterday, with the league's best performers receiving recognition.

In a year like no other, Border Districts' Mark Quinn was crowned the winner of this year's Virgo Mail Medal, while Mundulla's Adam Obst took home the Wellington Family Medal for the reserves.

With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in some teams playing a different number of games throughout the season, the winner of the Virgo Mail Medal was decided on a match ratio.

Quinn, who finished on 18 votes, had a match ratio of 1.50, which allowed for him to claim the medal in front of Keith's Will McMurray who received 19 votes and had a match ratio of 1.46.

Mundulla's Jake McGrice (18 votes), Naracoorte's Josh Gregg (16), Padthaway's Matt Raitt (15), Mundulla's Will Nankivell (14), Kybybolite's Bill Munn (11) and Mundulla's James Hinge rounded the leaderboard.

McGrice capped off another fantastic season by winning the Murray Nankivell Most Valuable Player.

The Wellington Family Medal saw Mundulla's Adam Obst (18 votes) finish in front of Kybybolite's Stuart Shepherd (15) and Keith's Nick van den Berg (13).

Kingston's Ryan Clarke (12), Mundulla's Wade Packer (11), Kybybolite's James Kelson (10), Mundulla's Ben Douglas (10) and Bordertown's Nick Hampel rounded out the voting.

The league team of the year was dominated heavily by Padthaway, although there were other teams that had more than one player named in the squad.

Penola's Brad Maney, Mundulla's Lachlan Duell, and Naracoorte's Josh Gregg were named on the full-back line. Keith's Will Schreiber, Padthaway's Tom Edwards and Kingston's Jarryd Hill rounded out the back six.

Lucindale's Scott Spriggs and Kingston's Brad Warner were named on the wings, while Mundulla's Jake McGrice was named in the centre.

Padthaway's Daniel Obst took the ruck duties, with Border Districts' Mark Quinn and Keith's Will McMurray named as his rovers.

The centre half-forward line contained a number of fantastic goal-kickers, with Mundulla's James Hinge (33 goals), Bordertown's Curt McCarthy (41) and Will Nankivell (30) featuring on the field.

Deeper in the forward-line contained the league's top three goal-kickers, Padthaway's Tobin Cox (63 goals), Keith's Ben Simounds (56) and Naracoorte's Rory Taggert (51).

Kybybolite's Bill Munn, along with Padthaway's Matt Raitt, Luke Harder and Jason McCarthy, rounded out the interchange bench. Kingston's Brad Richardson was named as coach.

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