CHFL: Coxall gets Rookie of the Year crown

ACHIEVEMENT: Buninyong footballer Jacob Coxall in a Central Highlands Football League match against the Daylesford Bulldogs in July. Picture: Lachlan Bence
ACHIEVEMENT: Buninyong footballer Jacob Coxall in a Central Highlands Football League match against the Daylesford Bulldogs in July. Picture: Lachlan Bence

Buninyong footballer Jacob Coxall has been named the Central Highlands Football League’s Rookie of the Year.

The announcement was made at the Sportsmen’s Association of Australia Ballarat branch dinner at the Ballarat Golf Club on Wednesday. 

Coxall, who was still eligible to play in the under/18 competition, was among 14 nominees for the award.

His impressive first season of senior football included a match-winning performance in the final quarter of Buninyong’s first semi final against Daylesford. 

Meanwhile, former Daylesford senior premiership player and current Geelong Cats player Josh Cowan, who has suffered a horror run of injury setbacks, was a special guest on the night. 

Rookie of the Year nominees

Zac Boland (Ballan), Digby Sangster (Beaufort), Andrew Milroy (Bungaree), Jarrod O’Brien (Carngham Linton), Luke Madden (Clunes), Josh Mitchell (Creswick), William Hughes (Daylesford), Tim Collins (Dunnstown), Matthew Speeza (Gordon), Nick Martin (Learmonth), Luke Prendergast (Newlyn), Lakota Stranks (Skipton), Brett Maher (Springbank) and Will Booth (Waubra).