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2016 Doug King Medal
Congratulations to Jack Martin - winner of the 2016 Doug King Medal. Jack (388) won by 26 votes from Nick Batsanis (362) with Daniel Coghill (354) in 3rd place.
Jack Martin took home the 2016 Doug King Medal as Seniors Best and Fairest last night ahead of Nick Batsanis and Daniel Coghill in a thrilling vote count.
A deserving winner, Martin claimed his first Best and Fairest award after a breakout year in defence, where he took on and won contests against some of Division 2's best opposition forwards.
Tasked by Steve Buckle and his coaching staff to transition from offence to defence, Martin took on his new lock-down role in his stride and flew under the radar of many clubs as he dismantled some of the big names in the Eastern Football League.
Congratulations to Jack on a terrific season.
THE DOUG KING MEDAL
Dougie King first came to our club in 1972 to watch his son Boyd, play for Beverley Hills. Boyd played out the year but football wasn’t for him. During that season Doug was asked if he would “fill in” as time keeper and “fill in” he did. Doug “filled in” from 1972 to 2010!!
Doug was the nicest man you could meet and great company. He was never bashful at a social function to jump up on a chair and belt out a tune. Legend also tells us he was great company on the end of season footy trips – but what happens on the trips stay on the trips. Doug, along with his partner Maria, attended all our social functions even in his later years when it was quite obvious that he was battling with his health .
Unfortunately we lost Doug in 2014 and the number of current players, ex players, committee people and supporters who attended his funeral was a strong showing of the love and respect we had for this man. Naming our Senior Best and Fairest medal after Doug will keep his name at the forefront of our Club forever – which is an honour both he and his family deserve.