THE search is on for a new open grade netball coach at Port Fairy.
Club president Noel Black confirmed Sarah McCorkell will not coach the Seagulls in 2019. It was a one-year coaching stint from McCorkell, who played in the Seagulls’ open flag in 2016.
Port Fairy open grade 2018 best-and-fairest winner Carly Watson paid tribute to McCorkell.
“You learn from every coach you play under and I certainly did learn a lot from Sarah,” Watson said.
“It was a tough season with players coming in and out at different times so I think we did well to make the preliminary final. We probably just need to get a bit more depth next year which would help our consistency.”
Watson’s win in the best and fairest adds to an amazing record. The 19- year-old has won the last three Port Fairy club best-and-fairest awards and in 2016 won the Hampden league award.
Watson is keen to keep improving her game.
“I enjoy my netball and I put a bit of work into it,” she said.
Port Fairy 2018 best-and-fairest winners:
Seniors, 1st Dylan Gunning, 2nd Matt Pitt.
Reserves, 1st Ryan Johnston, 2nd Jason Leddin.
Under 18s, 1st Blake Carroll, Ryleigh McVilly, 2nd Hamish Gleeson.
Open, 1st Carly Watson, 2nd Nicole Dwyer. Division one, 1st Rhiannon Cuomo, 2nd Jemmah Lynch, Renae Taylor. Division two, 1st Abbie Sherridan, 2nd Katherine Barker. Division three, 1st Mel Blackberry, 2nd Stacey Dwyer. 17 and under, 1st Erin Giblin, 2nd Laura Coffey. 15 and under, 1st Ava Pierce, 2nd Zahli Adams. 13 and under, 1st Hannah van der Aa, 2nd Yasemin Yildirim.