‘Honoured’ Orr takes out Wimmera league prize

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The trophies are flying thick and fast in Stawell in 2021, with yet another league best and fairest award being claimed by one of the town’s own. The Warriors added another feather to their cap on Wednesday September 15, with Molly Orr taking out the WFNL 17 and Under best and fairest in a close finish. After sitting on the couch and watching the vote count with her parents, Orr said she was proud to receive the trophy. “It is an honour,” she said. “It gives me motivation to keep going with the game and I love being recognised for what I do and I love playing for the team. “It is a big honour to be recognised for that.” Orr was joined by her mum, dad and nan on the family couch as they sat down to watch the vote count on Wednesday evening. READ MORE: Orr said she was initially shocked to see her name at the top of the leaderboard after round eight, before the emotions crept out when the final result was revealed. “I didn’t expect it at all, we were just all sitting around eating lollies,” she said. “They started after round eight and I was on top with 12 votes and second was on eight. “I definitely did not expect it. I saw Madi Taylor’s name in the top ten and I thought I’m not going to be ahead of her and then I was on the top so it was a pretty surreal feeling. “I was expecting one of my friends from the Wimmera squad to win it, but then my name came up and mum gave me the trophy, so it was pretty cool. “I got a bit teary and a bit emotional and dad got a bit emotional too. “Mum was laughing and smiling and nan was pretty proud of me too, so there was a pretty good energy in the room at the time.” OTHER NEWS: The Warriors 17 and Under side finished second on the table in 2021, with Orr helping to lead the way in Goal Defence. “We got used to each other and we had some very, very good wins,” she said. “We had a couple of losses as well, but they are just learning curves at this point.” After a successful campaign so far in 2021, the 17-year-old was preparing for what is to come next. “I definitely will be wanting to go into seniors with the club,” she said. “I’m not sure where I will fit in. I am hoping into A Grade, but we will just have to see. “I would just like to thank my family. My mum, my dad, and my sister Tarnee. “They are my biggest supporters and I need to thank my coach Christine (Graveson), she is just a gem and couldn’t do it without her.” Other Warriors players also polled well in the 17 and Under count with Holly Graveson scoring 10 votes and Madi Taylor earning eight. If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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The trophies are flying thick and fast in Stawell in 2021, with yet another league best and fairest award being claimed by one of the town’s own.

The Warriors added another feather to their cap on Wednesday September 15, with Molly Orr taking out the WFNL 17 and Under best and fairest in a close finish.

After sitting on the couch and watching the vote count with her parents, Orr said she was proud to receive the trophy.

“It is an honour,” she said.

“It gives me motivation to keep going with the game and I love being recognised for what I do and I love playing for the team.

“It is a big honour to be recognised for that.”

Orr was joined by her mum, dad and nan on the family couch as they sat down to watch the vote count on Wednesday evening.

Orr said she was initially shocked to see her name at the top of the leaderboard after round eight, before the emotions crept out when the final result was revealed.

“I didn’t expect it at all, we were just all sitting around eating lollies,” she said.

“They started after round eight and I was on top with 12 votes and second was on eight.

“I definitely did not expect it. I saw Madi Taylor’s name in the top ten and I thought I’m not going to be ahead of her and then I was on the top so it was a pretty surreal feeling.

“I was expecting one of my friends from the Wimmera squad to win it, but then my name came up and mum gave me the trophy, so it was pretty cool.

“I got a bit teary and a bit emotional and dad got a bit emotional too.

“Mum was laughing and smiling and nan was pretty proud of me too, so there was a pretty good energy in the room at the time.”

The Warriors 17 and Under side finished second on the table in 2021, with Orr helping to lead the way in Goal Defence.

“We got used to each other and we had some very, very good wins,” she said.

“We had a couple of losses as well, but they are just learning curves at this point.”

After a successful campaign so far in 2021, the 17-year-old was preparing for what is to come next.

“I definitely will be wanting to go into seniors with the club,” she said.

“I’m not sure where I will fit in. I am hoping into A Grade, but we will just have to see.

“I would just like to thank my family. My mum, my dad, and my sister Tarnee.

“They are my biggest supporters and I need to thank my coach Christine (Graveson), she is just a gem and couldn’t do it without her.”

Other Warriors players also polled well in the 17 and Under count with Holly Graveson scoring 10 votes and Madi Taylor earning eight.

If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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