By DONNA HOWLETT*
What a fantastic footy season it’s been for Brighton’s Tim Boucher.
To cap off a great season at club level, Tim took the honors at the League’s William Leitch Medal count night to win the George Watt Medal for the reserves best and fairest.
Twenty-four-year old Tim won by one vote in a nail biting finish which saw him get best of ground in the final match of the home and away season.
In a very even and low scoring count, Tim finished with 14 votes, with the Brighton contingent at the dinner erupting in loud cheers and applauding as Tim’s name was announced the winner.
Tim has played in the Reserves side this season due to him and his brother Brad setting up their new business but is keen to play at senior level next season hopefully having more time to commit to his footy.
Tim has been at the Brighton Football Club for over seven years having made his senior debut at the age of 16. Congratulations Tim on your wonderful achievements this year.
We have had some fantastic efforts by our teams and individuals this season culminating in end-of-year functions to recognise and present their awards.
An interesting finish in the U14s was a three-way tie to cap of their brilliant season and to emphasize the talent coming through our club.
Best and fairest winners and runners up for season 2009 at the Brighton Football Club are:
Seniors: Gary Splann, Matthew Coppleman. Reserves: Tim Boucher, Brad Boucher.
Colts: Peter Howlett, Darren Wiggins.
U15s: Jayden Wylie, Mitchell Grace.
U14s: Tom Matthews, Jak Chapple. Wade Burgess, Zac Webster.
U13s : Matthew Howlett, Jordan Byers.
*Donna Howlett is secretary of the Brighton Football Club