Leah McNish from the Dalyston Football and Netball Club and Taya Murdoch from the South Gippsland Bass Swimming Club have won 2015 GippSport Most Disciplined Player Scholarships.
Leah was nominated by the Dalyston FNC for her contribution on and off the field. According to the club’s Youth Girls Football Coach Ella Angarane, she is a great role model and mentor to younger players in the club. “Leah involves herself in club life and shows great skill in supporting her peers. She has set a great example to her team mates by always following instructions and encouraging her team mates. She always tries her hardest and never complains when being rotated onto the bench,” said Ella.
Head Coach Dylan Muir said, “Taya displays dedication and hard work at training and at competitions. She is always ready on time and leads by example. She demonstrates all of the club’s values in the way she swims and conducts herself. She is a great role model for the younger swimmers of the club”
Both athletes were presented with their certificates and $400 each at their respective school assemblies. GippSport Program Coordinator Gene Parini said “GippSport is very keen to promote young people like Taya and Leah who not only participate in sport, but also make a contribution off the field of play.
GippSport, Victoria Police and McDonald’s Family Restaurants combine to make the Most Disciplined Player program possible for junior sporting clubs in Gippsland. Clubs are encouraged to join this free weekly program and are encouraged to provide nominations for this scholarship on an annual basis.
Both nominating clubs, South Gippsland Bass Swimming Club and Dalyston FNC received $100 each.