Brierty and Watego named Ron Hanson Medallists

first_imgAustralian Men’s Open player, Stuart Brierty and Australian Women’s Open representative, Marikki Watego have been named the Ron Hanson Medallists for the 2016 Trans Tasman Series. Brierty and Watego were named as Flag Bearers for the event in front of their Australian teammates at the contingent’s Jersey Presentation on Tuesday night. Brierty is a stalwart of the Australian Men’s Open team, first representing at the 2009 Trans Tasman Series and hasn’t missed a series since, competing in two World Cups (2011 and 2015) and five Trans Tasman Series events (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014). Brierty said despite feeling ‘slightly old’ he was blown away to be named as one of the Flag Bearers for the event. “It’s a great privilege and honour to receive that medal. To carry the flag representing our country, I can’t wait and really look forward to it. “When they started rattling off the years and the games, I knew it was probably either myself, Dylan (Hennessey) or Prowsey (Matt Prowse), as we are the only three that still remain from 2009. It did make me feel slightly old.”Watego is the most capped Australian Women’s Open player, having debuted at the 2012 Trans Tasman Series and hasn’t missed a series since, including playing in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Trans Tasman Series events and 2015 Touch World Cup. Watego said she was thrilled to be given the honour. “It’s incredible, I definitely wasn’t expecting it and to look back on past Ron Hanson Medallists and to be named alongside them now, it’s just a real big honour and I’m really thrilled to be given the opportunity,” Watego said. We’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 Trans Tasman series on our website and social media channels, so you won’t miss any of the action: Be sure to use the hashtags #transtasman2016, #oneteam and #teamaustralia across all of our social media platforms and send in your messages of support for the teams on our social media channels.Related LinksRon Hanson Medallists Facebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram: www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube: www.youtube.com/touchfootballausSnapchat – search for ‘TFAofficial’last_img

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