Saints players win top awards

THE drive to keep playing with "mates'' has landed BITS captain Darren Boase his second Bernie Gottke Medal for the AFL Capricornia A-grade best and fairest player.

Boase, 30, accepted the award in Rockhampton on Saturday.

He won with 23 votes from Glenmore's James Miller (20), Brothers' Scott Smithwick (16) and CQU Panthers' Clinton Evans (14).

It was a double for the BITS club with Shaun McClure (15 votes) named the Reserve grade best and fairest player ahead of Yeppoon's Sebastian Palma and Glenmore's Geoff Peters (12).

Yeppoon's Jason Chisolm was named representative player of the year.

The leading goalkickers were Brothers' Clint Ennis (A grade, 75 goals) from BITS' Nathan Shipard (52) and Aaron Barrett (Reserve grade 47 goals) ahead of BITS' Shaun Johnson (37).

Glenmore (A grade) and BITS (Reserve grade) were the 2005 minor premiers.



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