Strikers honour Cox and Dunn
BY ALEX TIGANI
The 2021 Northern League One season may have been dampened by its late cancellation.
Yet there were smiles around the Singleton Strikers’ camp.
The club’s first grade line-up proved there was no championship hangover with an impressive 10-2-6 record.
And the return of Jackson Cox (from injury) was recognised after the 27-year-old won the club’s first grade best and fairest, players’ player and club player of the year award at last month’s virtual club presentation.
“The first-grade side proved that they weren’t just one hit wonders,” proud club president Dean Dunn declared.
“Jackson bleeds maroon and his recognition proves he is a fantastic guy, an awesome player and a legend of the Singleton Football Club and the town of Singleton.
“He gives up his time off the field not only as the club’s registrar and committee member but he is also the first one to put his hand up for fundraiser events or to assist with building repairs down at Howe Park.”
Teenagers Kye Dann (reserve grade) and Hayden Moorcroft (under-18) also claimed best and fairest honours as did Jacob Hill (all age men) and Julia Slater (women’s side).
The virtual presentation was concluded by an envelope reveal for the Club Person of the Year title.
Only the recipient was surprised by the result.
“I don’t know what to say really, it is a tremendous honour to join the past winners who have given years to the club,” Dunn concluded.
“I guess people ask you why you do it, at times it can be tough but I am lucky because I am surrounded by good people and the culture of the players is exceptional.”
2021 SINGLETON STRIKERS SENIOR CLUB AWARDS
Best and Fairest – Jackson Cox
Players’ Player – Jackson Cox
Coaches Award – Lachlan Nicol
Best and Fairest – Kye Dann
Players’ Player – Nick Watson
Coaches Award – Nick Watson
Best and Fairest – Hayden Moorcroft
Players’ Player – Josh Ihle
Coaches Award – Billy Ruigrok
Best New Talent – Luke Meyn
Grafter Award – Will Holz
Golden Boot – Joseph Civello and Josh Ihle (8)
Player of the Year – Jackson Cox
Club Person of the Year – Dean Dunn