Lavington's Tamara Mathews and Albury’s Tom McGrath scoop pool at awards night

Tamara Mathews was named the senior netball coach of the year.
Tamara Mathews was named the senior netball coach of the year.

LAVINGTON’S Tamara Mathews and Albury’s Tom McGrath have taken out the senior netball and football coaching awards at the AFL North East Border’s community night.

Mathews is in charge of the Panthers’ A-grade side and edged out Tallangatta’s Anna Avery and Goorambat’s Mandy Nelson.

McGrath, a two-time Tiger reserve grade premiership mentor, won from Corryong’s Evan Nicholas, Tallangatta’s Sam Livingstone and Benalla All Blacks’ Harry Moran.

Corowa-Rutherglen’s David Melksham won the youth coaching award, Lavington’s Graham Hart took out the junior coach and Wangaratta’s Chris Doyle won the Auskick.

Albury stalwart Ross Ried won the volunteer award and Wangaratta Rovers’ Roly Marklew received the trainers’ award.

Rutherglen Football Netball Club received the outstanding initiative award for cancer and organ donation.

AFL impersonator Andrew Startin was guest speaker.