PLAYERS at opposite ends of their career have shared Maryborough’s A-grade netball best and fairest award for 2018.
Alicia Cassidy won the Magpies’ top award for a seventh time and was joined on the podium by first-year A-grade player Keely Hare.
Jordan Macilwain, who won the award in 2017, finished runner-up.
Hare was runner-up in last season’s 17-and-under best and fairest award behind sisters Maggie and Ella Tranter and was one of the undoubted bright spots for Maryborough in a 4-10 season.
Cassidy this season became only the second player in BFNL history to surpass 350 netball games, when she lined-up against South Bendigo at Princes Park in round three.
Meanwhile, joint captain Luke Bucknell, who rejoined the Magpies this season, won the Geoff Macilwain Medal as the senior football best and fairest.
Brady Neill was the runner-up.
Bucknell previously won the top award in 2013.