STEPH Hinds has taken home the Confederates Hockey Club’s best and fairest women’s Premier League Hockey award.
Presented with the gong at the club’s annual awards night at Club Newstead, Hinds was a deserving recipient with the Feds’ goalkeeper the rock in a defence that often kept the team in contention throughout a winless comeback year to PLH action.
Hinds wasn’t the only major award winner on the night.
Life membership was bestowed on both Belinda Ferguson and Michelle Stevenson while Stevenson also took home the Confederates clubperson of the year award.
Women’s PLH player and accomplished umpire Sam Stevenson won the sportsperson of the year with the trio of Joanne McRae, Annie Pakinga and Grace Evans all recognised for their respective state selections.
The club’s most valued male player was Caiden Reddan with Fiona Reith taking home the most valued female player award, players’ player and goalkeepers of the year went to Rhys Horan (male) and Tracee Honeyman (female).
The executive appreciation award went to Peter Divall.
Season 2012 was a strong one for the club not only with its return to the women’s PLH competition but in the success of the club’s lower grade teams.
Best and fairest awards for the 2012 winter belong to Sarah Kelly (first division, Rebels), Tracee Honeyman (first division, Chicks), Fiona Reith (second division, Volts), Michael Dillon (second division, Raiders), Elise Jones (third division, Belles) Steve Gillette (third division, Plasterboards) and Nicole Baker (fourth division, Reds).