Lanyon, Barkmeyer win Roos’ awards

Jonathan Lanyon

Jonathan Lanyon

Midfielder Jonathan Lanyon and star goal shooter Ruby Barkmeyer won Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club’s highest individual honours.

Lanyon was a runaway winner of the Ron Wicks Medal in senior football, while Barkmeyer was rewarded for her fine season with victory in the A-grade netball award the Bingham Medal.

The Bingham Medal is named in honour of club legends Carol Bingham and Karly Elvey.

Ruby Barkmeyer

Ruby Barkmeyer

Lanyon, in his first season with the Roos, polled in every game and cruised to a 97-vote victory in the Ron Wicks Medal.

Lanyon polled 189 votes, with young gun Liam Collins finishing second on 92 and Mitch Collins was third on 60 votes. Tom Holman was fourth with 53 votes and big man Nick Lang rounded out the top five on 47.

In netball, the Roos celebrated premiership success in A-reserve and B-reserve.

Despite having Victorian Netball League commitments to juggle with Bendigo netball, Barkmeyer won the Bingham Medal in A-grade.

The teenager had another brilliant season, including player of the match award in the Geelong Cougars’ 19-and-under VNL grand final win against City West Falcons. 

Karly Elvey added another major award to her stunning career when she won the A-reserve best and fairest.

Lucy Lang was crowned B-grade netball best and fairest, while Molly Drum claimed the B-reserve award.

Rising star Ella Wicks won the 17-and-under netball best and fairest award.

Kansas Varker won the reserves football best and fairest award in a thrilling count.

Varker polled 13 votes in the final round of the season to pinch the victory from Liam Murphy.

Varker finished with 75 votes, while Murphy polled 69 votes. Clint Angove was third on 53, with Hayden McSwain fourth on 51.

In the under-18 football, Kyle Symons scored a runaway victory.

Symons, who made his senior debut late in the season, polled 143 votes, 80 clear of runner-up Dylan Barber on 63, while Lachlan Tranter was third on 62. Nick Keogh polled 58 votes to be in fourth place.