Radmacher sisters poll well
BY ALEX TIGANI
The region’s junior AFL awards took place last week.
Five days after the AFL Hunter Central Coast conducted its virtual presentation evening it was time to cast the spotlight on the junior talents.
Singleton’s Nate Rothall finished equal second in the under-15 Giants count with Hayden Clark (Niagara Park Ourimbah) on six votes.
The pair finished three votes behind the outright winner Divan Bezuidenhout (Port Stephens).
Arguably the story of the night was the tale of Singleton’s Radmacher sisters.
Ella Radmacher finished with 12 votes in the Hunter Youth Girls 13 count while her older sister Faith was Singleton’s highest polling player in the Youth Girls 15 count with eight votes.
Ella, who finished third behind Port Stephens/Cardiff’s Estella Walla (17 votes) and Eliza Georgalis (14), was joined in the top four by her Singleton teammate Ella Northey (11).
Faith, who played her first season of AFL after watching her sister celebrate a premiership in 2020, finished equal fifth in the Youth Girls 15 count which was won by Nelson Bay’s Sophie Elliott (15 votes).
She was joined in the top ten by her Singleton teammate Molly Thomas who finished equal seventh with seven votes.
Teenager Daltyn McCartney (under-11 coach and representative mentor) was also acknowledged as Singleton’s nominee for the junior volunteer of the year award.
Earlier in the evening, the following Upper Hunter players were also recognised as recipients of the Team Achievement Awards:
- Sam Bowling (U9 Heeney)
- Harrison Kane (U11 Swans)
- Aleah Beavis (U11 Youth Girls)
- Isla Simpson (U13 Swans)
- George Harvey (U15 Swans)
- Brooke Partridge (U17 Youth Girls)
- Oliver Palmer (U17)
- Jett Fuller (U11 Swans)
- Bailey Davidson (U13 Giants)
- Georgia Dunn (U13 Hunter Youth Girls)
- Keeley Harris (U15 Youth Girls)
- Hayden Davidson (U15 Swans)
- Cooper Daniel (U17)