Members Statement

Mr D O’BRIEN (Gippsland South) (12:50): Congratulations to Leongatha Football Netball Club’s senior team on their premiership win over Sale in the Gippsland league on Saturday. The Parrots were declared both premiers and champions, having gone through an epic 2022 season undefeated. Parrots captain Tom Marriott was named best afield for the AFL Victoria Medal after also winning the Trood Award and Rodda Medal earlier in the week, capping off a stellar season for the midfield bull. Cade Maskell was a deserving winner of the Stan Aitken Medal after constantly repelling Sale attacks in defence. It was a double win for the Parrots, with their reserves also defeating Sale in the big one, while their A-grade netballers went down to undefeated Morwell. The Magpies were far from disgraced. Led by coach Jack Johnstone they pushed the undefeated Parrots all day and drew within six points midway through the last term in driving rain. They will be back next year for sure. Congratulations to both clubs and the league on a successful return after two seasons without finals.

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