Bendigo Bank YFNC 2014 Presentation Night

Last Friday night the Bendigo Bank Yarrawonga Football Netball Club 2014 Presentation Night was held at ClubMulwala and it was a night of celebration as all the worthy winners were presented with their awards. 

Long time supporter and exceptional volunteer Malcolm Browning kicked off the proceedings with a very entertaining Toast to the Club.  Master of Ceremonies Tony Scalzo kept everyone on track with his own engaging and amusing style and whilst there were a number of standing ovations none more deserving than  a toast to long time President Glenn Brear.  Daine Runnalls, Grandson of Charles Thomas Runnalls, had the crowd laughing with his very clever and hilarious introduction to our  C Thomas Runnalls 2014 Best and Fairest winner Craig Ednie (also the grandson of the awards namesake). This is Craig's fourther Best and Fairest win with the Pigeons.  Another highlight was the loud applause for our  2014 A Grade netball premiership team.   It was a great night overall.


Here is a summary of the 2014 season worthy recipients:


John Dempsey Award - Rob Lorey

Chronicle Award - Craig Ednie

Godfathers Award - Trevor Manley

Under 18:

Rising Star - Damon Hemphill

Bendigo Bank Coaches Award - Dave O'Dwyer

Pasco Ellis Award - Jesse Robilliard

Stiles Award - Doug Arnold

Runner up Best and Fairest - Travis Hargreaves

Best and Fairest - Marcus Hargreaves

Under 16 Netball:

Bendigo Bank Coaches Award - Tayla Bogle

Best and Fairest - Airlie Runnalls

C Grade Netball:

Bendigo Bank Coaches Award - Kailey Athanitis

Runner Up Best and Fairest - Kirsten Leary

Best and Fairest - Kelsey O'Bryan

B Grade Netball:

Bendigo Bank Coaches Award - Jackie Flanagan

Best in Finals - Alice Wensor

Runner up Best and Fairest - Alice Wensor

Best and Fairest - Caitlin O'Dwyer

Reserve Football

Best in Finals - Matt Grinter

Most Improved - Riley Welsh

Bendigo Bank Coaches Award - Corben Wiles

Runner up Best and Fairest - Ross Mulquiney

John Patrick Brooks Best and Fairest Medal for 2014 - Matt Grinter

Senior Football

Best player in finals - Craig Ednie

Best first year player - Logan Morey

Bendigo Bank Coaches Award - Bronson Schofield

Jammie Smyth award - Matt Gorman

100 Goals (106 for the season, 14 September vs Lavington) - Brendan Fevola

Runner up Best and Fairest - Brendan Fevola

C Thomas Runnalls Best and Fairest for 2014 - Craig Ednie

A Grade Netball


Bendigo Bank Coaches award - Kristy Davis

Best in Finals - Bridget Cassar

Runner up Best and Fairest - Sarah Vagg

Best and Fairest 2014 - Bridget Cassar


It was a great night had by all and congratulations to all the award winners.





2014 Bendigo Bank Presentation Night

Presentation Night poster website



Grand Final 2014

Yarrawonga Pigeons will be playing Albury Tigers this Sunday 21 September, aiming for a hat trick!  What a day it will be with the A and B Grade girls also playing for Premiership glory.  Here is a break up of the day:


Games will be held at the Lavington Sports Ground.

B Grade play North Albury starting 12.15pm

A Grade play Wodonga starting at    2.00pm

Senior game starts at 2.30pm.


Later at the Grove Oval from 7.00pm the Club will be hosting the Grand Final celebrations.  $10 for adults and $20 for families will get you in and a BBQ tea.  Drinks will be at bar prices and there is strictly no BYO.  Entertainment will be by DJ Ando and it is expected to be a great night. Hope to see a crowd full of blue and white on Sunday.   Go Yarra!!  

Will it be a double celebration ... 150 senior games and a Grand Final victory for Bridget Cassar?

We certainly hope so!

Bridget Cassar started out her netball playing career at the age of ten and with her long arms and legs was affectionately known by her team mates as ‘Olive Oil’. Bridget has been an inspirational member of Yarrawonga FNC and her strength on the court is a standout. Not only has she been a key player for the Club but has been a valuable member in a number of O&M Interleague teams. Only last Monday night she was awarded Most Valuable Player as part of the Interleague squad for 2014.

Bridget is daughter of Robert and Kaylene Tait who have been instrumental to netball at the YFNC, and sister to Janna whom she had the privilege to play many games with.

Over the years Bridget’s playing record has been outstanding;


  • 1999 C Grade premiership player,

  • 2004 and 2009 B Grade premiership player,

  • 2001, 2009-2012 premiership player and coach in 2010 and 2011, and

  • 2013 A Grade Best and Fairest player and runner up O&M Toni Wilson medallist.


Sunday’s Grand Final game will be Bridget’s 150 A Grade game for the YFNC only part of many other games amassed over the years. To win the Grand Final will be the icing on the cake for this magnificent milestone; one that every supporter will be wishing for Bridget and her team mates on Sunday.


Go Yarra!!





Kylie Leslie 150 Senior Game Milestone

What a sensational effort

When starting out at netball when only 15 years of age, playing 150 senior games for one Club was never on the mind of Kylie Leslie, let alone all the other games played leading up to this milestone.   Since running out on the court back in 2001 as part of the Yarrawonga Football Netball Club’s C grade side, Kylie has been a standout in over 230 games for the Pigeons.


Kylie is part of the well-known local Tyrell family and over the years she has had the opportunity to play with her sisters Stephanie and Angela who are also talented netballers. A strong Goal Defender and key team player, Kylie puts her athleticism to the fore of every game and is forever tenacious on the court.


Her impressive history with the Pigeons includes B Grade premiership player 2001 and 2003, A Grade premiership player 2009-2012, C Grade Best and Fairest 2001 and A Grade Best and Fairest 2007 and 2011.


Kylie is now looking to add to the history book. Kylie lines up this Saturday with the A Grade team for the deciding preliminary final against Corowa Rutherglen. With this win under their belt the girls will have a chance of another premiership flag on Sunday 21 September.

 Kylie Leslie 3 IMG


Coming Events

There's plenty of action around the Pigeon Coup when the season is over so mark your calendars so you don't miss all the fun to be had:

Last Man Standing Saturday 27 September at the Clubrooms

For $100 ticket you can come down to the Clubrooms and watch the AFL Grand Final on the big screen.  Sit back relax while the drinks and all day nibbles are on us.  Your ticket puts you in the draw to win $5000 cash first prize, $1500 cash second prize or $500 cash third prize.  It's a great day and not just limited to the boys.  Ladies are welcome (the wine bar will be open) and imagine girls what you could do with $5000!!

2014 Bendigo Bank YFNC Presentation Night Friday 3 October at ClubMulwala

Enjoy dinner and be part of history when our leading players are awarded the honours they have strived for all year. Doors open at 6.00pm, Happy Hour from 7.00pm - 8.00pm   Tickets are $50 Adults and $30 16 and under for a two course meal.

Yarrawonga Sheep Races and Goods and Services Auction Sunday 2 November at the JC Lowe Oval

This inaugural event includes the Goods and Services Auction which is traditionally down at the Yarrawonga Foreshore.  But it is moving to where all the fun and action will be.  It is free entry for the family orientated day which begins at 11.00am.  There will be kids entertainment, live music, plenty to eat and drink, fashion on the field and of course five sheep racing heats plus the final Yarrawonga Cup.  It's going to be hilarious - R ewe coming to the Yarrawonga Sheep Races??


Please call our office on 03 5744 3896 for enquiries and bookings.

Football Ladder

1 Albury 68
2 Yarrawonga 64
3 Lavington 60
4 Wangaratta Rovers 40
5 North Albury 32
6 Wangaratta 26
7 Wodonga 20
8 Myrtleford 20
9 Corowa-Rutherglen 18
10 Wodonga Raiders 12

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