17 Jan AFLW DRAFTEE WINNER MONTHLY SPORTS STAR NOMINEE – OCTOBER
Horsham Demons AFLW player Nekaela Butler is the October nominee for the Sports Star of the Year awards.
Butler won her nomination after being drafted to Richmond with pick 55 in the AFLW draft last month.
The multi-talented sportswoman has done everything she could to get drafted. Butler played with the Horsham Demons in the DUFFL, before progressing to the Greater Western Victorian Rebels and the VFLW competition where she played a few games with Footscray, which put her in front of recruiting managers.
Butler fell in love with football at school, where she played with her school at every opportunity she got. Her pathway began when she did Auskick as a youngster.
Butler also excels at basketball and was a member of the Lady Hornets.
As the monthly winner Butler will receive a $50 gift card from The Athlete’s Foot.
Butler joins equestrienne Morgan Lane, fellow AFL players Mitch Martin and Brody Pope, aerobics athlete Jaya Meadows, triathletes Kelly Miller and Ella Walsgott and tennis player Jess McDonald as the nominees for this year’s awards. All nominees are in line to collect the Horsham Sports and Community Club Title of Wimmera Sports Star of the Year as well as the $1,000 Sports Star scholarship, at a gala dinner on February 14 next year and follow in the footsteps of previous winners including Sophie Martin, Maggie Caris, Jesse Iese, Darcy Tucker, Jannik Blair, Ken Bald, Alethea Sedgman and Mark O’Brien.
Nominations for the Horsham Sports and Community Club Sports Star of the Year Award close the last day of each month and can be made online at the WRSA website www.wrsa.org.au.
If you know of someone who is doing well at their sport and deserves some recognition, why not nominate them in the Sports Star of the Month. All nominees in the monthly award will be presented with specially made sports star certificates and the monthly winner receives a free ticket to the annual presentation and a specially struck medallion from Wimmera Trophies and Gifts.