Friday 18 September 2009

Aspley junior and Mayne champion Carl Herbert has been honoured by the Aspley Hornets senior club, with their new best and fairest medal bearing his name.

Herbert was the first Aspley junior to graduate to AFL, or VFL football, as it was back in 1983.

Herbert debuted as an 18-year-old with the Magpies and played three games, in Rounds 9, 10 and 22.

However, he would not play again at that level, returning to carve out a superb career with the Mayne Tigers.

Herbert won three consecutive best and fairest awards with Mayne from 1992 to 1994, captaining the club in each of those years and the following season.

He had been a standout junior at Aspley and was a special guest of the club when they made their State League debut at the start of this season.

Aspley’s first State League presentation night will take place at their Graham Road clubhouse next Friday 25 September at 7pm, and seats are limited.

Gutsy rover Lucas Matthews will be a red-hot favourite to take out the inaugural Carl Herbert Medal.

It will be a different case at Southport’s magnificent Fankhauser Reserve complex on Saturday 3 October when the votes are counted in the Sharks’ best and fairest award.

Brilliant wingman Justin Kahlefeldt, champion onballer Danny Wise, ace young ruckman Broc McCauley and crack defenders Kurt Niklaus, Damien Charleston and Ben Caputi should all poll strongly.


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