League moves Hayward Medal count to Friday night

The Hayward Medal will be presented on Friday, September 8, after a readjustment by the South West Football League executive.

In previous years, the Hayward Medal count was held on the Tuesday before the preliminary final.

But this year it will be held just two days before the semi-finals at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse.

SWFL general manager John Vidos said the executive had decided to try a different approach by holding it on a Friday night.

“It was decided it would be moved to give people a chance to enjoy the night more,” he said.

“That way they are not rushing to work the next morning.” This year the inaugural Nola Marino Medal will be presented, which will be given to the best and fairest player in the women’s competition.

Tickets for the medal count are available from the South West Football League and the clubs.

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Times.