Sefton medal honour

October 03, 2017

Jodie Sefton (right) with the inaugural winner of the Jodie Sefton Medal, Amelia Seignior.

Deniliquin Rams club great Jodie Sefton has been honoured with having the 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 by winning back-to-back Murray Netball League best and fairest medals in 1990-91.

Sefton, who currently coaches the Rams’ A grade side, said naming the medal it 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 mid-courter/defender Amelia Seignior.

With Seignior also taking out the league best and fairest this year, Sefton couldn’t 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.’’

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