Young-at-heart Eagle snares medal

HUMMOCKS-Watchman netballer Sarah Young had reason to celebrate on Saturday night, after taking home the Plains Producer Medal as the Adelaide Plains’ best and fairest A1 player for the third time.

The Eagles’ mid-courter was a shining light in a frustrating season for her side, and said she was stunned to poll so well.

“I’m a bit shocked, actually, I knew that I had polled well for my team,” Young said.

“We had a season that was up and down, but I thought we lost a lot of those games that I’d polled (in).

“I didn’t think that I’d take the votes for those games, but I must’ve in some of those games.”

The 38-year-old said she had to thank the Eagles’ first-season coach, Jake Taylor, in helping her win the medal.

“Obviously, I’m getting on…(and) he just brought the spark back into my game,” Young said.

“He was really motivating.

“He allowed me to play the game that he knows I can play.

“My team-mates (played a big part, too); there’s no ‘I’ in team.”

Despite suggesting that she’s “getting on”, Young said she has no plans to retire just yet.

“I felt really good on court this year, no injuries, no areas in my body where I felt sore after a game,” she said.

“I’m not quite ready to hang up the skirt just yet.”

Jack Hudson

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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.

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