All six senior Cobras teams named their 2016 Most Valuable Player and Coaches Award winners, while a pair of Kilsyth’s most popular and well known figures were honoured as they enter retirement.

The Hon James Merlino MP, the Hon David Hodgett MP and Yarra Ranges Councillor Lex Cox tipped-off the evening with heartfelt speeches, which was followed by the presentations for the National Wheelchair League Men’s and Women’s teams. Leanne Del Toso (Women’s) and Tristan Knowles (Men’s) were named Most Valuable Player of their respective teams, marking the second consecutive year that the pair have won the award.

Seventeen year-old rookie Jamie Ahale was named MVP for the VYC Men’s team, while Brooke McGurgan claimed the award for the VYC Women. Assist PT Lady Cobra Steph Cumming capped-off another stellar season by claiming MVP honours a day after she was named SEABL MVP, while veteran big man and Cobras Captain Tim Lang took home the coveted award for the Men.

Lang was also acknowledged for reaching the 200 SEABL game milestone, while VYC Women’s Head Coach Ed Dunstan and crowd favourite Gerard Leonard were honoured as they announced their retirements as coach and player, respectively. 


Below is the full list of award winners from the evening:

WNWBL COBRAS
COACHES AWARD: Isabel Martin  MVP: Leanne Del Toso

NWBL COBRAS
COACHES AWARD: Damon Fent  MVP: Tristan Knowles

VYC WOMEN
COACHES AWARD: Paige Anderson  MVP: Brooke McGurgan

VYC MEN
COACHES AWARD: Jorden Adnam  MVP: Jamie Ahale

SEABL WOMEN
COACHES AWARD: Jordyn O’Shea  MVP: Steph Cumming

SEABL MEN
COACHES AWARD: Gerard Leonard  MVP: Tim Lang

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