Young gun earns top gong for stellar season

Danielle RaffaeleNorth West Telegraph
Isaiah Coppin winner of the Hockey medal winner for Fairest and Best, middle, Rick and Beverly Hockey
Camera IconIsaiah Coppin winner of the Hockey medal winner for Fairest and Best, middle, Rick and Beverly Hockey Credit: Pictures: Robert O'Driscoll

Stunning seasons by the fairest and best were celebrated at the weekend with the Port Hedland Rovers annual presentation night and vote count.

Held at Colin Matheson Pavilion on Saturday, the event saw club members dress in their cocktail best for an evening of awards.

Teammates and volunteers also had the opportunity to reflect on a successful season and celebrate top players.

It was Isaiah Coppin-Edgar who took home the biggest award of the night, winning the 2020 Hockey Medal.

The young gun will now join an elite list of players to be crowned the Rovers fairest and best.

Port Hedland Rovers congratulated the young star online, saying the club was “very proud of the dedication and commitment the “young fellah has shown to the footy club”.

Coppin-Edgar has played for the squad for a number of seasons, regarded by many at the club as the “well-deserved” recipient of the award.

The club’s runner-up for fairest and best was shared between Tom and Murry Smith for their strong and tireless efforts throughout this year’s season.

The reserves’ best and fairest award in the junior category was awarded to Adrian Taylor, with Russell Pyke taking home the accolade in the senior category.

Runner-up for the reserves was awarded to Seb Cole on the evening.

Peter “Sampi” McDonald and Tom Paton were also welcomed into the Rovers Life Member club for their invaluable contributions.

Rick Hockey presting the life membership to Tom Paton
Camera IconRick Hockey presting the life membership to Tom Paton

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