Presentation night wrap up

On Saturday night the 5th of October, at the Bentleigh Football Club, the presentation night for Bentleigh Football Netball Club took place.

Joel Nankervis, recipient of the 2019 Under Nineteens best finals player spoke about his experience about winning the award.

”For me winning best finals player was such a huge honor, to know that I have helped my team when it really matters and be able to add a dynamic that I struggled through injury to give throughout the season,” he said.

“It’s also a huge testament to our Trainer Diz, who got me through a painful season with Osteitis Pubis and got me fit to perform throughout the finals series, super excited to get the body fit and reload for a huge next year of hopeful TEAM finals success”

Winners and notable awards also included:

Some people who made their senior debuts for the club over the 18/19 season:

Jackson Byrnes,  Lochie Kiely,  Timm Black,  Will Johnston, Sam Ruddy,  Declan O’Brien-Reeve, Kieran Foley, Luke Nunn, Liam Corkill and Matt Vorbach.


The 2019 Emma Holmesby award was given to Rachael Saunders, Captain of our seconds team. Rachael, along with Sarah Addis stepped up into coaching roles this year and did not disappoint. Netball Coordinator Olivia Scott and head Coach Steph Clegg had only words of praise for the two apprentice coaches as did their team mates

“Rach you are truly deserving of the Emma Holmsby award- well done.”


Bentleigh’s Netball awards went to:

Div 4 coaches award: Katherine Stanley

Div 4 runner up: Jen Baird

Div 4 BnF: Brianna Gaal


Div 8 coaches award: Deborah Nicol

Div 8 runner up: Megan Grace

Div 8 BnF: Naomi Chantelle