TOBY, Ben and Libby Hutt have completed a unique family trifecta, all winning their Sebastopol Football Netball Club age group best and fairest awards.
The close trio has dedicated their wins to their mother and club stalwart Maree, who died on July 21 after a 30-month battle with cancer.
“Mum would be very proud,” Ben said.
Toby, a towering ruckman at 17, won the under-16.5 senior football best-and-fairest, while 13-year-old Ben, a ruck-rover, took out the under-14 seniors award.
The siblings beat out another set of brothers, Simon and Jack Butler, to take out their sections, with Toby winning by just one vote and Ben by seven.
Nine-year-old Libby, who plays in the centre, won the under-12 reserves netball award.
The trio all said the Sebastopol Football Netball Club was like their “second home”.
“It’s a great club to be at,” Ben said.
Father Mick said he was very proud of his three children.
“I was very proud, but it was pretty hard too. It’s been a tough year,” Mr Hutt said.
Club president John Lyon said the Hutt children’s achievement was fantastic.
"I was very proud, but it was pretty hard too"
“I doubt many clubs would get three siblings all winning awards,” Mr Lyon said.
“Toby is in his last year of junior footy and Libby is in her first and Ben is in the middle. It’s been a great achievement, especially in the circumstances.”
To help with the trio’s education, a Maree Hutt Family Education fundraiser will be held at the Regent Cinema on Friday, October 4, followed by drinks and an auction at Jacksons & Co.
The movie will be Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth as Formula One racing car driver James Hunt.
Tickets can be bought at Libby’s school, Lumen Christi Primary School, Ben and Toby’s school, St Patrick’s College, Crawford’s Pharmacy, Rokk 66, and through Tracey Holmes on 0407 825 045.
Donations can also be made at the National Australia Bank to account number 948768495, BSB 083 729.