Can South’s Dunn win again?

The Barossa, Light & Gawler Netball Association will crown it’s best and fairest player on Saturday night. Bunyip sports journalist Jack Hudson previews each team’s medal hopefuls.

Angaston – Kim Seelander

ANGASTON’S Kim Seelander has been in dynamite form, but not just in the Barossa, Light & Gawler Netball Association.

Seelander was selected in the top 10 A-grade players at the state country championships back in June.

Her work in goal attack has been a big reason why the Panthers were so competitive this year.

Barossa District – Jess Wilson

Barossa District’s surge up the senior one table in the past two seasons has, largely, been down to a number of recruits, including Jess Wilson, and coach Roz Fraser.

Wilson has led a number of attacks for the Bulldogs with her work around the circle, but could have a number of votes snatched off her by her team-mates.

Freeling – Tayla Meaney

Young gun Tayla Meaney will be a star for many years in this Redlegs line-up, and proved that on several occasions this season.

Meaney has been sensational through the mid-court, providing a crucial link between defence and attack, which helped her side to a number of upset victories.

Gawler Central – Steph Noack

Steph Noack has been a rock in defence for the Tigers, contributing to a lot of rebounds.

In partnership with Alison Schahinger, Central has been a solid defensive side, so she should poll well.

Kapunda – Penny Chappell

The Bombers’ veteran has been sensational in the mid-court this season, and is showing no signs of slowing down.

However, Kapunda has a lot of class that could snatch votes off her.

Nuriootpa – Tayla Helbig

In a tough season for Nuriootpa, Tayla Helbig was a solid performer in attack.

Helbig’s movement under the ring was impressive, and she should do well for her side in the count.

South Gawler – Anna Dunn

Last year’s winner is having yet another sensational season in centre, and is a chance to win it again.

Her pace on the ball is to be admired, and she has been a match-winner on plenty of occasions in 2017.

Tanunda – Stella Fraser

Tanunda has a rising star on its hands, which will bring some good news to those at the club after a testing season.

Fraser has fit into the senior one side like a glove, and has plenty of upside to her game.

Willaston – SarahBornholdt

Sarah Bornholdt has had yet another solid season for the Donnybrooks, and could poll well on Saturday night.

Willaston’s revival this year has largely been helped by Bornholdt’s attacking displays.

Jack Hudson


Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.