Waubra coach Matt James
In his first season at the helm of Waubra, Matt James has been rewarded with coach of the year honours.
James, who took the Roos to the minor premiership, was named the Central Highlands Football League’s standout coach at Wednesday night’s presentation evening.
The league’s team of the year was also revealed, with Learmonth onballer Brenton Powell named skipper and Newlyn star Myles Sewell vice-captain.
Geoff Taylor Medal winner Joel Mahar found a place on the bench, while joint leading goal-kicker Isaac Baker was named at full forward. Baker finished level on goals with Beaufort’s Jack Duke, who missed a place in the side.
SKIPPER: Learmonth onballer Brenton Powell was named on a wing in the Central Highlands Football League team of the year and also honoured with the captaincy.
B: Jason McNamara (Ballan), Mark Gunnell (Gordon), Levi Cox (Beaufort)
HB: Sam Jenkins (Dunnstown), Lachlan Baker (Buninyong), Adam Sewell (Newlyn)
C: Joel Maher (Springbank), Tye Murphy (Gordon), Brad McKay (Hepburn)
HF: James Lukich (Waubra), Michael Searl (Springbank), Brenton Powell (Learmonth) captain
F: Daniel Venditti (Beaufort), Isaac Baker (Buninyong), William Driscoll (Springbank)
R: Geordie Lukich (Waubra), Myles Sewell (Newlyn) vice captain, Sam Russell (Buninyong)
Int: Joel Mahar (Bungaree), Michael Foster (Beaufort), Joel Cowan (Daylesford), Andrew Pitson (Skipton)
Coach: Matt James (Waubra)