Porter goes back-to-back, winning second consecutive Marilyn Brooks Medal
Matt Malone – Daily Advertiser
TALENTED netballer Ruby Porter claimed her second consecutive Marilyn Brooks Medal at The Rules Club on Wednesday night.
Porter won the award last year at North Wagga and managed to achieve the feat again after crossing over to East Wagga-Kooringal this season.
Porter polled two votes in the final round to claim a thrilling A grade netball vote count. She finished on 23 votes, to edge out Coleambally’s Jemma Pound by two. The pair entered the final round with only one vote between them, with Porter in front.
Pound polled three votes in Coleambally’s final round win over Temora to hit the front, only moments later to see Porter reclaim the lead after polling two votes against the Jets.
Northern Jets’ Claudia Barton (20), Barellan’s Bridgette Keely (19) and North Wagga’s Tessa Godbee (18) rounded out the top five.
In A reserve, experienced Northern Jets’ netballer Caroline O’Brien scored a dominant eight-vote win. The Jets were at it again with Renae Manning winning B grade.
Charles Sturt University netballer Annie McMahon won a thrilling C grade count by one vote, ahead of Marrar’s Sarah Huntly (19), North Wagga’s Caitlin Fahey (18) and EWK’s Carley Merkel (17).
The Rock-Yerong Creek netballer Sarah O’Leary was named Farrer League’s rising star.