Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — Congratulations to the Traralgon Football Netball Club on its recent premiership successes. In football the club was able to secure wins in the seniors, under-18 and under-16 competitions whilst the A-grade netball team secured a narrow win over Drouin. None of the local footy experts predicted that Traralgon would have such a successful year. Many pundits wrote the team off after it was smashed by Leongatha by more than 20 goals in the first game of the year. Under the leadership of president Andy Quenault and playing coach Mark Collison, Traralgon was able to secure third place on the ladder at the end of the home and away season and ultimately play off in the grand final again against Leongatha. The team got off to a great start and was never headed by a determined Leongatha, which is coached by the inspirational Beau Vernon. Congratulations must also go to retiring skipper Michael Geary, who went out in style. Well done also to Martin Cameron, Andrew Livingstone and Kate French on their football and netball coaching successes.