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June 16, 2024 5:45 AM

Strikers honour Cox and Dunn

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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

FIRST GRADE

Best and Fairest – Jackson Cox

Players’ Player – Jackson Cox

Coaches Award – Lachlan Nicol

RESERVE GRADE

Best and Fairest – Kye Dann

Players’ Player – Nick Watson

Coaches Award – Nick Watson

UNDER-18

Best and Fairest – Hayden Moorcroft

Players’ Player – Josh Ihle

Coaches Award – Billy Ruigrok

REMAINING HONOURS

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

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