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Rams name A-grade award after legendary shooter Sefton

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October 05, 2017

Deniliquin Rams stalwart Jodie Sefton has been honoured with the club's A-grade best and fairest named after her.

Deniliquin Rams great Jodie Sefton has been honoured with having the club’s A-grade netball best-and-fairest medal named after her.

After joining the Rams in 1985, the former star shooter claimed the club’s best-and-fairest accolades a record nine times — in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004.

Sefton also played in seven premiership wins with the club — six as a playing-coach — including the Rams’ historic four-peat from 2002 to 2005.

She also carved her legacy at the Rams with back-to-back Murray Netball League best-and-fairest medals in 1990-91.

The towering goaler also won the 2006 Wellman Family Medal in her lone Goulburn Valley League season for the Shepparton Swans.

Sefton, who coached the Rams’ A grade side this year, said naming the medal was a tremendous honour for her.

‘‘I was stoked to be given such an honour,’’ she said.

‘‘My whole journey at the Rams has been a good experience and I’ve been lucky to see a lot of success.

‘‘Playing netball with the club has been an important part of my life.

‘‘It’s a nice touch and I would like to thank the club for making me feel so welcome here. It’s been an absolute pleasure.’’

The inaugural winner of the medal in Sefton’s name was star midcourter/defender Amelia Seignior.

With Seignior also taking out the league best-and-fairest this year, Sefton could not think of a better person to win the medal.

‘‘I was absolutely thrilled that Min (Seignior) was the inaugural winner,’’ she said.

‘‘She had a tremendous season and was a very deserving of the medal.’’

— Deniliquin Pastoral Times

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