Crystal Brook's Luke Kapitola wins 2019 Mail Medal

Crystal Brook Football Club's Luke Kapitola was the toast of the Northern Areas Football Association after claiming his second Mail Medal.

Kapitola, who has also been runner-up for the league's top honour four times, said he was surprised by the win.

"I didn't come here expecting to poll so well," he said after polling 24 votes in Monday night's count at Jamestown.

"I love playing week in week out with the boys."

The captain of the Roosters' A Grade side, Kapitola is revered by the club for his leadership and consistent ability.

Club president Ian Lambert joined Kapitola in celebrating his second victory. Kapitola has risen through the ranks from colts to A Grade, making the leap to the top level in 2006, where he has continued to be a top performer for both the club and association.

Association president Andrew Bowley said he had been outstanding for both Northern Areas and Crystal Brook.

Runner-up was awarded to Broughton-Mundoora's Maddy Hayes.

In B Grade, BMW's Jordan Arthur claimed best-and-fairest and was awarded the Maurice Kerin Memorial Trophy.

BMW's Paul Webb claimed honours in Senior Colts winning the Colin McKenzie Memorial Trophy with runner-up being a tie between BMW's Jaxon Kumnick and Orroroo's Jack Rowe.

The Kerin Agencies Trophy in Junior Colts was awarded to Orroroo's Jed Dignan with runner-up going to Broughton-Mundoora's Marshall Mieglich.

Team of the Year

Forward: Jason Eagle, Daniel Hill, Gene Robinson

Half forward: Nick Hombsch, Dylan Hewett, Hamish Nitschke

Centre: Koby Millington, Luke Kapitola, Tom Button

Half back: Maddy Hayes, Michael Hobbs, Fraser Kessling

Back: Kendrick McCallum, Brad Eagle, Luke Slattery

First ruck: Brady Zwar, Lukas Kangur, Will Combe

Interchange: Brad Taylor, Aiden Lee, Billy Hayes, Alek Kangur

McCarthy honoured with life membership

Northern Areas Football Association secretary John McCarthy has been honoured for his service to the sport after being bestowed a life membership.

Association president, Andrew Bowley, said McCarthy was highly regarded throughout the league and praised his thorough work.

McCarthy was honoured to receive the accolade and praised his family for their support, as well as the three presidents he has served under.

On Monday, Bowley also thanked recorder Anne McKay for her service. "She is one of the selfless people behind the scenes making sure the Northern Areas Football Association runs properly," he said.

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