Tayla Castle was this year’s recipient of The Hills Echo Positive Or It’s Pointless Award. This award, sponsored by The Hills Echo, comes with a sports shop voucher as well and is given to a junior player who demonstrates good sportsmanship. Tayla has been identified by club personnel as a player whose attitude to all – fellow players, parents, and officials including umpires, is always very positive, making her a true role model for other players.
Tayla was a member of the Premiership winning Cadet team, Arana 5, and started umpiring for the club this year. Her positive attitude to those around her was also shown by her coming down to practice sessions of other teams to assist with umpiring of games at training, especially useful in the case of the non-competitive teams who are still learning the rules.