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Wanderers celebrate fantastic year
Picture: Andrew Pritchard Life member and reserves’ coach Benjamin Quartermaine with his 300th game-day ball.

The Katanning Wanderers brought the 2012 season to a glorious end with the annual medal count and trophy presentation at the Pioneer Room at the Katanning Leisure Centre.

More than 100 members including life members, sponsors, players and supporters attended the dinner and presentation last Friday night.

Midfielder Kade Stewart added to his already impressive Upper Great Southern Football League Fairest and Best Trophy to take out the same accolade within the club.

It was a convincing win, 120 votes more than runner-up, captain and midfielder Rowan Nicholson on 81 votes.

Ruckman Khallon Zilm was not far behind on 55 votes, midfielder James Barritt sat on 51 votes and full forward Jacob Wintle on 30 votes.

In the reserves, rover Peter Kowald was a very popular winner in a very competitive vote count on 71 votes, full forward Alan Ward was on 46 votes, wingman Todd Riley on 45 votes, ruckman Dylan Obst on 27 votes and forward Sasa Dzaferovic on 26 votes.

In the league competition centre half back and captain Travis Justins finished the season with a strong showing of 88 votes to win the Ken Robertson Memorial Trophy.

He beat last year’s fairest and best Tyler Caldwell by nine votes.

Sheldon Kowald clocked up 52 votes midfielder Josh Bellvue on 46 points and ruck rover Chris Poot on 43 votes. Youngster Dillon Newman won the best first-year player.