Bushpigs celebrate the 2012 season in style

THE JINDABYNE Rugby Union Club held its annual season presentation night at the Lake Jindabyne Hotel over the weekend. It was a great night with more than 80 family and friends coming along to congratulate and celebrate with the Bushpigs and Miss Piggies for  the 2012 season.

It was a remarkable season by the Bushpigs who became the first team in the club’s history to ever host a home grand final and went on to win it convincingly 44 - 17 over the Crookwell Dogs.  

The Bushpigs also claimed the Minor Premiership after 13 wins, one draw and one loss during its 2012 campaign. 

Coach Matt Tripet reflected on the season saying that every one of the 25 players the Bushpigs had this season put their hand up to get the team over the line. A standout season by John Field was recognised - he took out Best Forward, Best and Fairest and combined Players Player with five eight Jake Roarty.

On the other hand the Miss Piggies showed plenty of improvement over the season, bowing out in the semi finals to Royals. Miss Piggy’s coach Mick Swinney knows there is plenty of potential in the team and hopes that the core of players sticks by each other to see some future success.  

The Jindabyne Rugby Union Club (JRUC) would like to thank everyone for their support in the 2012 season. Next year marks the 30th year of the JRUC and there are a number of exciting things to look forward to. The JRUC annual general meeting is set to be held in October with a date to be confirmed. 

The club is encouraging and seeking out new people to come along and help on the committee for 2013. For more information contact the club at bushpigsmedia@hotmail.com.

Full list of awards winners are:

Bushpigs

Most Improved Adrian Butters;

Coaches Award Dave Akkersdyk;

Best Forward John Field; 

Best Back Matthew Caldwell; 

Players Player John Field and Jake Roarty;

Best and Fairest John Field; 

Club Person of the Year Daniel Josifovski.

Miss Piggies 

Most Improved Jess Whitely;

Coaches Award Olivia Belshaw;

Best Forward Kate Needham; 

Best Back Tayla Stanford; 

Players Player Nicole Raine; 

Best and Fairest Kim Ashby.

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