Josh Searl has taken out the Broadbeach Cats’ best and fairest, capping off a consistent season.
Searl missed just the one game for the year and edged out veteran forward, Taylor Haley, by just two votes to take out the club’s top prize.
The Broadbeach junior played a major role in the Cats’ rapidly improving QAFL side, and said the win was a big thrill.
“I’ve been at the footy club a little while, so it’s pretty special (to win a best and fairest),”he said.
“It’s certainly a privilege to be able to win it.”
Looking to next season , Searl said he wanted to improve his consistency in 2015.
“There were a couple of games where we weren’t playing too well and I let things get to me too much,” he said.
“I let that affect my performance too much.”
(In terms of improvement, it’s about) not having those lapses during the games, so when I do play well it’s for four quarters.”
“I want try and get my fitness up a little bit more and from a team perspective, we want go deeper into finals.”
A remarkable turnaround since the end of last season has injected plenty of enthusiasm into the Cats ahead of 2015, and Searl said he couldn’t wait for pre-season to begin.
“Pedro (senior coach, Wayne Petterd) has been pretty good, as well as Tales (Haley),”he said.
“The young guys really enjoyed it this year and had a really good time, so when we go on to the footy field , everyone really enjoys it as well.”
B & F Winner – Joshua Searl 92 votes
Runner Up B & F – Taylor Haley 90 votes
Most Consistent – Brayde Palmer
Rising Star – James Royes
Most Professional – Daniel Sproule
Best Club Man – Daniel Weuffen
B & F Winners – Tim Holt & Jordan Waters
Most Consistent – Trent McDaid
Best First Year Player -Harry Krzyska
B & F Winner – Jack Mitchell
Most Consistent – David King
Most Improved – Alex Ewart
Coaches Award – Jack O’Shea
Club Person of the Year – Dave Moran